Verity Burns
24/02/2012 23:39 | By Verity Burns, editor, MSN Tech & Gadgets

Nokia 808 PureView 41-megapixel cameraphone announced

Nokia has used Mobile World Congress 2012 to pull the covers off the 41-megapixel Nokia 808 PureView smartphone.


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Nokia has always led the way when it comes to producing good cameraphones, but it's really taken that concept to the next level with the announcement of the Nokia 808 PureView at Mobile World Congress 2012.

The new smartphone features a 41-megapixel sensor - yes you read that correctly - and is the first phone to feature Nokia's new PureView imaging technologies, which packages high-res sensors, and excellent Carl Zeiss optics for a high-end imaging experience on your phone.

Nokia 808 PureView (© Nokia)

So what does this mean, exactly? At standard resolution, up to eight megapixels, you'll be able to zoom in without any loss of clarity, while at high-res (up to 38 megapixels) you can capture your image, and zoom and crop later.

As well as high quality stills, the 808 PureView also offers full HD 1080p video recording and debuts Nokia's Rich Recording tech. This means you can record CD-like sound quality previously only possible with an external microphone. It'll also pack Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1 channel surround playback and run a Symbian OS.

The Nokia 808 PureView has a UK release date of May 2012, with UK pricing to be confirmed. We'll update this story as soon as we hear more - let us know what you think to Nokia's megapixelled wonder on Facebook.

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