Before we begin, you need to get it straight away: We are not lying. The Nokia 808 PureView indeed sports a 41-megapixel camera!
Billed as the successor to the N8, the 808 PureView is a phone for the eternal photographer in you, sporting a Carl Zeiss-lensed camera, handling 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 uses some clever interpolation jiggery-pokery that condenses four or five pixels into one pixel, to produce a smaller file size for the output image.
AND… apart from the camera, it has a pretty decent spec-sheet otherwise, running the Symbian Belle OS on a 1.3GHz single-core chip, sporting a 4-inch 360 x 640 (nHD) resolution display, and cranking in 512MB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage that is expandable via microSD. Design-wise it isn”t as ugly a smartphone as you”d expect a 41-megapixel-er to be, but it isn”t the most well dressed gadget out there either. Like it or not, the 808 PureView is expected to hit Europe this May and will set you back by around 450 Euros (€450).
P.S. The folks over at Engadget had a chance to play around with the phone so to read their in-depth review. Or, if you”re just interested in some action, a couple of videos from Engadget have been embedded below for your viewing pleasure. Take a look: