Nokia 808 PureView Comes With 41 MegaPixel Camera [Review]

If it isn’t Nokia that just dropped a bomb at the Mobile World Congress 2012 with its 41 Megapixel camera based smartphone.  Yes you heard it right! Nokia 808 Pureview is a new Nokia smartphone that comes with an astounding 41MP primary camera, which is backed by a powerful 1.3 GHz ARM 11 CPU. Nokia is calling this smart new smartphone as “The Game Changer”. The camera of PureView takes the smallest bit of imagery captured by its Carl Zeiss lens based 41 Megapixel camera and turns it into a detailed picture, with the option to record videos in (nothing short than) Full HD. Let’s take a look at some of the features and technical specifications of this remarkable new phone by Nokia.


Nokia 808 PureView brings Nokia’s latest PureView technology and the power of the Carl Zeiss optics to introduce their ground breaking PureView smartphone. This technology is said to work well under low light conditions for grabbing imagery. Nokia 808 provides HD video recording at 1080p at a rate of 30 FPS (Frames Per Second), along with lossless zoom. In other words, it provides video recording by handling a billion pixels each second. Nokia PureView is the world’s very first smartphone to provide seamless recording at audio capability beyond the realm of human hearing. In fact, it will not be wrong to call it the first device to bring such clear audio quality. For an overview of this device, check out the below video by Nokia, followed by Technical Specifications.

Technical Specifications:


  • Weight: 169 g
  • Size: 4.0 inches
  • Touch Screen: AMOLED Capacitive
  • Colors: 16M
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass


  • Internal Memory: 16 GB
  • Card Slot: up to 32 GB
  • ROM: 1GB
  • RAM: 512 MB

CPU: 1.3 GHz ARM 11

Operating System: Nokia Belle OS

Camera: 41 Megapixels

  • 38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels

Camera Optics:

  • Carl Zeiss, with auto focus, Xenon flash

HD Video Recording: 1080p

  • Frames: 30 FPS
  • Lossless digital zoom
  • LED light


  • DLNA
  • Java via MIDP 2.1
  • Bluetooth: 3.0
  • Wi-Fi
  • microUSB v2.0
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 1400 mAh

This move by Nokia is quite surprising since they didn’t even appear to jump on the 12 MP bandwagon lately, however, they seemed to have shocked the world by this hidden gem that they had stored for the WMC 2012. Having said that, the mobile does seem to have a few drawbacks, the most notable of which is the operating system. For some odd reason Nokia has not launched any Android based smartphone and they seem to be sticking to Symbian. Then again, this might be their good night kiss to the Symbian OS.