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The 41MP camera phone Nokia PureView Launched in India

Nokia Pure View 808

Nokia Showcased the Pureview 808 at the MWC’12 back in February there was a lot of speculation on the price of the phone, whether Nokia will price it above everybody’s reach or launch it in the Mid range segment. India is one of the first countries in the world where this phone is launched.

The Nokia Pureview has a 1.3GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM, 16GB Internal storage and external storage expandable to 32GB, it has 4inch AMOLED screen with 640 x 360 resolution covered with curved Gorilla Glass. There’s NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 USB on the go built into the phone. Like the iPhones 4 and 4S this phone also requires a Micro SIM

The 41MP camera sensor which captures image data from seven adjacent pixels and condenses it into one, resulting in stills at around 5 MP resolution with amazing detail and low noise levels. The optics are Carl Zeiss and there’s Xenon flash and a LED one acting as a video light. Technically, the sensor is able to capture 3 MP, 5 MP, 8 MP, 38 MP at 4:3 aspect ratio and 2 MP, 5 MP [Default], 8 MP, 34 MP at 16:9.

With the Nokia 808 PureView, zoom is handled completely differently — like nothing that has been done before. We’ve taken the radical decision not to use any upscaling whatsoever. There isn’t even a setting for it.

When you zoom with the Nokia 808 PureView, in effect you are just selecting the relevant area of the sensor. So with no zoom, the full area of the sensor corresponding to the aspect ratio is used. The limit of the zoom (regardless of the resolution setting for stills or video) is reached when the selected output
resolution becomes the same as the input resolution.

For example, with the default setting of 5MP (3072 x 1728), once the area of the sensor reaches 3072 x 1728, you’ve hit the zoom limit. This means the zoom is always true to the image you want.

The level of pixel oversampling is highest when you’re not using the zoom. It gradually decreases until you hit maximum zoom, where there is no oversampling.


Nokia PrueView 808 Price India

The 808 is a single core symbian phone, it doesn’t have many apps and since Nokia has declared their focus is towards making new Windows Phone 7 devices, the app developers have also stopped the support for the operating system which is the logical solution. When the world is buying Androids and iPhones, Apps for those platform is more profitable. Sure the phone has a 41MP camera sensor and is probably the best camera phone out there, but putting an outdated system on the phone has left it to be just a camera phone when it could have been the a smartphone it they had put Windows on it.

Nokia did hint at the MWC’12 that they are going to launch Windows phone with the same camera by the end of this year.

In the same same price you can get an awesome dual core phone like Xperia P, HTC Sensation, HTC EVO 3D, Samsung Galaxy S 2, Samsung Galaxy Note and if you go to the budget of Rs. 36,000 you can get Quad Core phone like HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S 3. The camera in these phones range from 5MP to 12MP but the image quality is one of the BEST you will ever need from a phone.

Do you think Rs. 30,000 is worth the price for a Camera phone?