Nokia unveil the 41Mp phone - we wonder why
Just how many megapixels are too many in a camera phone? Ten? Twelve? Maybe. How about FORTY ONE? Hmmm…
That’s what the new 808 PureView phone from Nokia is packing, along with Carl Zeiss optics and a new pixel oversampling technology. It says here. You’ll also get 1080p video recording and playback if you invest in one of these, which is yet to have pricing or a release date in the UK, although it’ll be available in various other ‘territories’ later this month. Here it is.
More tech stats - the 808 PureView has a 4” Gorilla Glass capacitive touchscreen with a 640 x 360 resolution, it’s powered by a 1.3GHz processor which runs Nokia's Symbian Belle OS, and has 16GB of internal storage (with another 32GB available with the help of a Micro SD card). Oh, don’t forget the Bluetooth 3.0, an HDMI port, DLNA and NFC support. And you get a free sticker with a picture of a sausage on it. No you don’t.
In essence, it seems like a monster of a lightweight, portable camera with a phone hidden away somewhere inside it. All sounds a bit niche to us – is it REALLY the kind of thing that will help drag Nokia out of its slump?