Nokia 808 PureView with 41MP camera announced!

Nokia 808 PureView with 41MP camera announced!




Nokia earlier teased us with the super-cameraphone and has finally announced the Nokia 808 PureView with a humongous 41-megapixel camera.

Running on a Symbian Belle OS, the Nokia 808 basically replaces the Nokia N8 as company’s flagship cameraphone.

Nokia 808 Pureview specs:
4.0″ display @ 360×640 pixels
1.3GHz single-core processor
512MB RAM
16GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
HSPA 14.4Mbps
41MP Carl-Zeiss rear camera w/ Xenon flash
1080p video recording
GPS w/ aGPS support
Nokia Symbian Belle

It is interesting that Nokia used Symbian Belle instead of Windows Phone 7 with the Nokia Pureview.


 

The camera’s sensor has a size of 1/1.2” and capable of 4x zoom while recording a full HD 1080p video. Here are the ful specifications of the camera;

• Carl Zeiss Optics
• Focal length: 8.02mm
• 35mm equivalent focal length: 26mm, 16:9 | 28mm, 4:3
• F-number: f/2.4
• Focus range: 15cm – Infinity (throughout the zoom range)
• Construction:
· 5 elements, 1 group.All lens surfaces are aspherical
· One high-index, low-dispersion glass mould lens
· Mechanical shutter with neutral density filter
• Optical format: 1/1.2”
• Total number of pixels: 7728 x 5368
• Pixel Size: 1.4 microns

Nokia set the price tag of the Nokia 808 PureView at 450 euros or about Php26,000. Expect the Nokia PureView to be released by May 2012.

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64 Responses

  1. Jehgan says:

    Woah, 41MP on a phone!!!

  2. Sanctuarian06 says:

    What would be the price? That’s astonishing!

  3. conyo says:

    Bear in mind Symbian haters, after Belle there will be Dona & Carla updates. so yeah this Dinosaur will be alive and relevant even in the 2014! I’m buying this!

  4. Wow… Now this is tempting.

  5. starkiller says:

    Still, more megapixels doesn’t always mean better picture quality.

  6. Loudell05 says:

    Read it from mashable.. Im still n0t impressed with the specs beside the m0nster 41 megapixels.. They should improve the processor and the display.. Lo0king forward for the full review sir.. :)

  7. WoW! I Was Shock 41 Mega-Pixel Camera on Nokia 808 Phone!

    Awesome!

  8. Of course it will not take the full 41 megapixels. it just oversamples — taking the image data from seven neighboring pixels and consolidating it into one pixel’s worth — and generates pictures roughly 5 megapixels in size. -theverge

  9. deuts says:

    I thought people already understood the megapixel myth?

  10. Pong says:

    Now, I want to have this one. :)

  11. ehem says:

    true. But Nokia cameraphones produce the best image quality. Now combine that with higher MP.

  12. hecter says:

    Dude! Symbian Apps doesn’t need dual core to run blazingly fast!

  13. WTF says:

    papatalo ba LG & Samsung?? Hindi!

    (I’m not a fan of Samsung, neither LG)

    As a comptetitor to this nokia 808, LG/Samsung might release a cameraphone with 82 MP sensor with RAW image capture plus triple xenon flashes (Insane!). there’s more: it capture’s 4k (3840 x 2160) video too!

    wait also for Xperia interchangeable cameraphones with full frame sensors! LOL

  14. garz says:

    Here’s what I’ve read from engadget: “…Now that Carl Zeiss-lensed camera: it handles continuous-focus 1080p, but is claimed to have an incredible sensor resolution of over 41-megapixels when shooting stills — or 34-megapixels for 16:9 images. It’s achieved by some clever sub-pixel interpolation jiggery-pokery that basically entails five pixels being merged into one, but we’ll dig deeper very soon…”

    Now that’s new!

  15. garz says:

    But I’m still wondering why they keep sticking to that 360×640 resolution?

  16. patricia says:

    ano ba talaga ang gusto natin? phone or camera? and why would you want a 41MP camera on a phone? even on a dslr you won’t even need that.

  17. garz says:

    LOL. I’d rather buy a DSLR than waste my money on an 82-MP camera phone.

  18. jego207 says:

    It’s a camera with a built-in phone. I agree that higher MP doesn’t mean better picture quality. The specs are ok but the screen…?? Why, oh, why??

  19. jeff says:

    I think it has Xenon instead of LED as I read in several tech sites (and as you can see in the pictures, no way it’s LED)

  20. eeeee says:

    @patricia: cameraphone, as in phone na may camera. bakit camera o phone lang nasa choices mo? haha!

  21. ampoy says:

    Sige nga ilagay nyo ang inyong DSLRs sa bulsa ninyo. tingnan ko lang, kung di kayo mag mukhang engot. sabi nga eh, the best camera is the one in your pocket!

  22. booboo says:

    I’m sure kung Apple ang gagawa niyan sa iPhone, mapapamura kayo sa tuwa. Pero dahil Nokia ito, hahanapan niyo talaga ng something negative.

  23. patricia says:

    i know what a cameraphone is. my problem is why do these phone manufactures keep on adding “features” that we really don’t need. and sadly, many are sucked into it.

  24. BiboKid says:

    True, but not in Nokia 808’s case.

    The camera sensor takes 41mp but the resulting photo is reduced to 8mp/5mp which means high quality images with “zero noise”.

    It has Xenon+Led flash combo. Led flash for video recording.

  25. Joyce says:

    I’m worried about the memory though. 10 shots and you’re finished! :D

  26. Anonymous says:

    Hey genius! It’s not really 41MP image size but 5Mp x 8 oversampling. Meaning to say, a better looking 5MP picture than any other 5MP picture taken by a point and shoot or a camera phone. There are lots of 8Mp and 12MP camera phones out their with sucky quality pictures. Next time, aim before shooting, you just might shoot yourself, LOL!

  27. Anonymous says:

    360 x 640 resolution is the technical limitation of Symbian. Always.

  28. charli3 says:

    how’s the thickness sir abe? ilan ang dimension nito?

  29. Janet says:

    @joyce the N8 has just 256 MB ram, it never borked on me when taking 12MPX pictures, 512 MB is more than enough for this trivial task.

  30. pabs says:

    I’ll just wait and see…

  31. Mitee de la Cruz says:

    true dat! pag apple talaga iba reaction ng mga tao. magic kuno. :D

  32. Anonymous says:

    It has a Xenon flash as well as an LED video light.

  33. jego207 says:

    It’s a camera with a built-in phone!
    But why use a 360×480 screen?

  34. generic says:

    lol, 41mp for a phone cam? playin the mp game too much nokia?

  35. Jean says:

    @generic

    Not at all, they’re just spec wise. The MP myth ended up years ago. Carl Zeiss optics are naturally good, you can see from the products their partnerships produce. Yet I agree, pictures above 25MP doesn’t do much, it all comes down to the quality of lens and photographic sense.

  36. hokobo says:

    To those asking why didn’t up the display resolution? it’s because there are way to many symbian apps that rely on that dimension. the last thing nokia needs is resolution fragmentation on an exiting OS.

  37. Anonymous says:

    To the hecklers and naysayers : Have you been blinded by platform fanboyism?

    Which phone has an FM transmitter?
    How about HDMI out?
    3.5″ video out for S-Video RCA?
    WiFi sharing over DLNA?
    Truly mind blowing 5MP picture from a 41MP sensor that may rival the Sony mobile Exmor R currently found in Xperia 2011/2012 and iPhone 4s?
    f/24 value?
    1.2 sensor size?

    How about something that is more practical, eh?

    LED video light?
    Carl Zeiss crystal lens optics?
    1080p with a single core CPU?
    a full 3D OpenGL FPU?
    Magnetometer?
    Accelerometer?
    Corning Gorilla Glass?
    4″ AMOLED by Samsung?
    Coolest accessories, from cover with lens cap, tripod attachment, external backup battery, etc.,
    Hundreds, if not thousands, of REALLY useful apps?

    and oh, did I mention Xenon flash that is 200% stronger than the ones in Nokia N8, and a bit more than the Nokia N82?

    What SINGLE phone has ALL of these features? ^_^

  38. Anonymous says:

    Bakit di ma access ang page 1 ng comments?

  39. anonymous says:

    this would be a crap just like the comments section of this blog

  40. mel says:

    “To the hecklers and naysayers : Have you been blinded by platform fanboyism?

    Which phone has an FM transmitter?
    How about HDMI out?
    3.5″ video out for S-Video RCA?
    WiFi sharing over DLNA?
    Truly mind blowing 5MP picture from a 41MP sensor that may rival the Sony mobile Exmor R currently found in Xperia 2011/2012 and iPhone 4s?
    f/24 value?
    1.2 sensor size?

    How about something that is more practical, eh?

    LED video light?
    Carl Zeiss crystal lens optics?
    1080p with a single core CPU?
    a full 3D OpenGL FPU?
    Magnetometer?
    Accelerometer?
    Corning Gorilla Glass?
    4″ AMOLED by Samsung?
    Coolest accessories, from cover with lens cap, tripod attachment, external backup battery, etc.,
    Hundreds, if not thousands, of REALLY useful apps?

    and oh, did I mention Xenon flash that is 200% stronger than the ones in Nokia N8, and a bit more than the Nokia N82?

    What SINGLE phone has ALL of these features? ^_^”

    tama lahat ng sinabi mo! :) yaan mo na mga bitter at fan ng mga ibang brand ng phones.

  41. kendra says:

    ah oh, it’s almost perfect for the spec except it’s a single-core unit? hmmm

  42. john says:

    Yah, the 41mp is not a gimmick.

    proof: “Total number of pixels: 7728 x 5368”

    just multiply both numbers and you’ll end up with the 41mp. that’s the reason behind it.

  43. zigbien says:

    hahaha.. malamang mag welga ang mga taong mansanas nito…pangit daw specs tsaka ndi tunay na 41 mega pixels ang cam….sa n8 palang taob na ang cam sa iphone 4s

  44. zigbien says:

    meron…yung hinihintay na pag labas ng iphone 5S&*t
    50megapixel daw yun at ang Ios ay maging open source na

  45. damian says:

    to the doubters please check this blogs of the camera experts(DPREVIEW). They too picked the noise and most are quite impressed with the technology. Some even ask why the camera biggies didn’t thought of this when this is their own game.
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/02/27/Nokia-808-PureView-with-41MP-sensor

  46. Salma says:

    Mga tao nga naman, nakakatuwa. Hindi ka naman pinipilit ng Nokia na bumili nito eh.

    Each person has their own need. Kung mas gus2 mo ang monster core specs over Camera specs with simplified single core, then don’t buy this phone. This phone is intended for Camera lovers, not for heavy net surfing/chatting etc.lovers nor for mobile games lovers.
    GETZZZ???!!!!!!!

    Kung di Camera lover, then buy another brand/model ng phone.

    Kaya nga madaming variants eh, kung di para sayo si Nokia. Andyan si

    LG
    Samsung
    HTC
    Huawei
    ZTE
    Asus
    Lenovo Mobile
    Sony
    Apple
    Viewsonic
    Cherry Mobile
    Blackberry
    ETC.

    Kung san dun magfit ung wants at needs mo. dun ka. hindi ung nag-ba-bash ka ng other products. Para ka lng walang pinagaralan!

  47. DD says:

    to the doubters please check this blogs of the camera experts(DPREVIEW). They too picked the noise and most are quite impressed with the technology. Some even ask why the camera biggies didn’t thought of this when this is their own game.
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/02/27/Nokia-808-PureView-with-41MP-sensor

  48. Anonymous says:

    Wow. You really have anger issues. U MAD BRAH? :p

  49. jm says:

    xenon flash din po ang N8 ko.

  50. mr.bogus says:

    what a stupid product. embrace the android nokia

  51. Anonymous says:

    [quote]mr.bogus says:
    Tue, February 28 at 2:56 pm

    what a stupid product. embrace the android nokia [/quote]

    What a stupid comment, Android fanboy. Y u no get camera lovin’ from your Android momma? :D

    Stick in your bunghole, fanboy.

  52. masimot says:

    kala ko “14” namali lang ng type si yuga.,.

    41, pala talaga.,haha

  53. @sir Yuga? bakit ndi ko po makita o ma access un mga naunang mga comments d2.. hayzz puro un 3rd lage po e…

    on topic.. Only Nokia makes great great camphones in the market ^^

  54. arvinparedes says:

    i wonder how big is each photo storage wise? lol..

  55. kramnikwap says:

    ganun din sa akin yung last page lang na access

  56. iphoneParin.haha.jok says:

    its not about making 41mp native output.

    they process the 41mp output to oversampling and pixel-binning to create lesser noise and higher quality output 3mp, 5mp and 8mp.. better than any camera phone you can think of (even competing with dedicated p&s camera standards).

    dont be fooled by myPhone-is-better-than-yours lousy attitude.

    Read and be a well-informed consumer before opening your mouth with unitelligible remarks.

    kindly read the technical impressions from dpreview gurus and from the innovators (nokia)blog..

    as posted before.. let me repost for easy link>

    http://mynokiablog.com/2012/02/27/the-story-and-secrets-behind-the-nokia-808-pureview-everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-pureview/

    read also discussion from different forums for nokia 808 like tipidcp and foreign forums.

    this innovation in imaging process is actually brilliant.

  57. sylv3rblade says:

    Too bad it’s Symbian then

  58. Thanks but no thanks says:

    While I agree with you that the hardware is very very impressive, the software leaves much to be desired. Symbian is a dying OS and support from Nokia will stop in 4 years. As an app developer, would you bother developing for an OS that will be gone in 4 years? For existing developers, they could go on and stop when Nokia calls time, but for those only beginning, you wouldn’t invest time and money on a platform that will cease to be supported in a few years.

    In any gadget, it’s not about the hardware, nor is it the software, but how you can maximize the efficiency of the hardware with your existing software. It’s about the software utilizing as close to 100% as possible of the hardware. I had an N8 for 10 months but I sold it last month. As a PHONE it was excellent. It could maintain a good network connection and had very good voice quality compared to my SGS. It also had a superior camera, and audio quality was a match for SGS + voodoo sound, but that was it.

    The camera, I found, took forever to load that I ended up missing the shots I wanted to take. If you have kids (or pets), you would know what I mean about missed moments. So the superior camera was only useful for set pieces, not for capturing those “precious moments.” In the end, it didn’t matter if those moments were captured in 12MP or 5MP, as long as they were captured at all.

    Although a personal preference, I found the screen too tiny that I made a lot of mistakes when typing. The browser was god-awful which, I believe, everyone is in unanimous agreement. Belle browser was a marked improvement over stock ^3, but it still paled in comparison to its competitors. Paid apps aren’t available in the Philippines. I couldn’t find a decent audiobook player (MortPlayer on android is still the best for any platform). And it takes them forever to roll out updates. I wouldn’t mind if it shipped with a usable OS. But symbian^3 out of the box was barely usable outside of texting, phone calls and music. Anna made the phone usable, and Belle was what it should have been. But before Belle was even rolled out, along came Ice Cream Sandwich. So I sold my N8 and SGS and bought a galaxy nexus.

    All in all, my experience with the N8 and, more importantly, symbian was disappointing. So much so that I have no interest in ever trying symbian again. However, I am not closing the door on Nokia as a hardware manufacturer. They make great phones, and with windows on board, I will seriously look at what they have to offer when the time comes to retire my current phone.

  59. Anonymouse says:

    [q]Thanks but no thanks says:
    Thu, March 1 at 1:50 pm

    While I agree with you that the hardware is very very impressive, the software leaves much to be desired. Symbian is a dying OS and support from Nokia will stop in 4 years. As an app developer, would you bother developing for an OS that will be gone in 4 years? For existing developers, they could go on and stop when Nokia calls time, but for those only beginning, you wouldn’t invest time and money on a platform that will cease to be supported in a few years.[/q]

    It’s 4 years well spent for a smartphone. Much less I could say for Android and iOS devices, which has more or less 18 month life cycle until the next upgrade.

    Nokia makes damn fine hardware, not much so for the software, but 100 REALLY useful apps over 100,000? Anytime.

    Even if Nokia Anna/Belle/Carla/Dana is dead in the water, still it has a damn good camera, excellent I/O in ONE device, to sample:

    1.) NFC;
    2.) HDMI;
    3.) 3.5″ output jack with AV out;
    4.) DLNA through WIFI a/b/g/n;
    5.) At least one (1) noise cancelling microphone;
    6.) Beyond run-of-the-mill speakers, after all it has Dolby HD;
    7.) Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP;
    8.) FM transmitter
    9.) Excellent AMOLED 4″ screen (probably made by Samsung, just like the Nokia N8)
    10.) micro USB 2.0 chargeable port that supports USB On-The-Go (plug in any USB device, and the device will read/write/recognize it, e.g., USB flash drives).
    11.) Xenon flash that is around 2x brighter than the ones in Nokia N8;
    12.) LED video light for capturing video in low light or in total darkness.

    Show me a device that can do all of these.

    [q]In any gadget, it’s not about the hardware, nor is it the software, but how you can maximize the efficiency of the hardware with your existing software. It’s about the software utilizing as close to 100% as possible of the hardware. I had an N8 for 10 months but I sold it last month. As a PHONE it was excellent. It could maintain a good network connection and had very good voice quality compared to my SGS. It also had a superior camera, and audio quality was a match for SGS + voodoo sound, but that was it.[/q]

    You are comparing a 2 year old product (Nokia N8 ca. 2010) to a new product (Nokia 808, 2012). Samsung Galaxy S I9000 surely kicks Nokia N8 in a lot of department, but when it comes to photography, well, you know which is the gold standard.

    [q]The camera, I found, took forever to load that I ended up missing the shots I wanted to take. If you have kids (or pets), you would know what I mean about missed moments. So the superior camera was only useful for set pieces, not for capturing those “precious moments.” In the end, it didn’t matter if those moments were captured in 12MP or 5MP, as long as they were captured at all.[/q]

    Again, you are CONDEMNING Nokia 808 for Nokia N8’s sins. Have you tried Nokia 808 for yourself? Why all this hullabaloo about Nokia 808 when clearly the camera of the 808 launches merely milliseconds from a locked screen? Watch the Youtube videos of the 808 before you rant about the camera launch and shoot to shoot interval time. We are talking about the 808 here, not the N8.

    About your beloved SGS I9000, how long did it take for you to launch the camera app?

    [q]Although a personal preference, I found the screen too tiny that I made a lot of mistakes when typing. The browser was god-awful which, I believe, everyone is in unanimous agreement. Belle browser was a marked improvement over stock ^3, but it still paled in comparison to its competitors. Paid apps aren’t available in the Philippines. I couldn’t find a decent audiobook player (MortPlayer on android is still the best for any platform). And it takes them forever to roll out updates. I wouldn’t mind if it shipped with a usable OS. But symbian^3 out of the box was barely usable outside of texting, phone calls and music. Anna made the phone usable, and Belle was what it should have been. But before Belle was even rolled out, along came Ice Cream Sandwich. So I sold my N8 and SGS and bought a galaxy nexus.[/q]

    Again, you are ranting about Nokia N8. This is not about Nokia N8. This is about Nokia 808. Get your facts straight or GTFO!

    Show me a DSLR which has a 1920×1080 FULL HD screen in 4″!

    It’s a Nokia Belle hardware limitation for the measly 360×640 screen. Either love it or hate it.

    [q]All in all, my experience with the N8 and, more importantly, symbian was disappointing. So much so that I have no interest in ever trying symbian again. However, I am not closing the door on Nokia as a hardware manufacturer. They make great phones, and with windows on board, I will seriously look at what they have to offer when the time comes to retire my current phone.[/q]

    Nokia will not share this PureView technology as of the moment. I don’t know if that even extends with their Microsoft phone offering. As it is, we are talking about Nokia 808 here, not your much-hated Nokia N8 or anything else.

    If you hate your Nokia N8 so much, go create a blog about it or go to some sites and forums about your Nokia N8 and blast away all you can!

    GET YOUR FACT STRAIGHT! THIS IS ALL ABOUT NOKIA 808 PUREVIEW, NOT NOKIA N8, NOT NOKIA ET AL!

  60. Anonymouse says:

    BTW just because Herr Adolf Hitler didn’t like some Jews doesn’t make it right for him to commit genocide, which is exactly what you are doing right now. Have a nice day!

  61. mobile_dev says:

    To “Thanks but no thanks”; developer here, would I consider developing for symbian, big Yes of course!! 4 years is a long way to go right!? oh did I mention that what I have developed today on symbian, will live on to Nokia’s feature phones soon? not only that, my apps are compatible with Android and IOS & BB 10, and mind you it runs natively! and not just some phonegap/webified craps. oh and paid Apps is avaible here already with operator billing in fact. I surely am not disputing the shortcomings of symbian, but during these symbian’s last days (that’s next 4 years yet), like a dying star that shines so bright.. it’s been and will still be cash cow for me and for others.

  62. practical_smartphone says:

    I will wait until Sony releases a smartphone with greater camera capabilities and practical usage functionality.

  63. josephyu27 says:

    magano po tong Nokia 808 Pureview d2 sa philippines?

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