Nokia has just unveiled a smartphone with a 41 Megapixal camera at Mobile World Congress 2012 being held in Barcelona! Yes you heard correct. Forty One Mega Pixel smartphone!
Now here comes some more shocking news. The device will run on the familiar Symbian Belle OS. Just when you thought it was dead, it has been brought back to life after years of work on this Purevision technology. Nokia promises to bring Purevision to many more devices in the future and from the looks of the sample photographs, this is definetely a camera with smartphone capabilities!
The Purevision 808 features a 1.3 single core processor, 512MB RAM, 4″ AMOLED with Corning Gorilla Glass, and 16GB of internal storage capable of expanding up to 48GB. Network speeds max out at HSPA 14.4 speeds, Bluetooth is 3.0, and of course the core 41MP Carl Zeiss lens capable of shooting 1080P video.
Nokia does claim you will be able to print poster size images from the device, but I think the ability to zoom in and crop the photo you like is the key selling feature here.
And yes the specs seem a bit out of place with other smartphones launching in 2012, but keep in mind this is targetted for those enthusiasts, and I think this will do great. Not sure if this will land on Canadian soil but the phone is targetted for a May 2012 launch in Europe for €450. If we can get our hands on one of these badboys we will be sure to let you know!
I have included a few shots below, but if you want to access the full untouched files, I have attached a zipfile for your downloading pleasure. They reside on our own server as I am sure the Nokia server is getting bombarded.
Full Resolution Download (30MB zip file)
Source: Nokia Blog