Nokia PureView 808 gets priced in the UK
Expensive at £540 but it's hard to argue with that camera
Published: 18 April, 2012
Apart from the Lumia 900 the PureView 808 has been the handset drawing a lot of attention to Nokia's lineup this year, and now it has been put up for pre-order and priced in the UK. Smartphone seller Clove is offering it for £538.80 ($857) which is more than the €450 ($589) that Nokia mentioned when it was originally announced. There's a good chance the price could drop when it goes on sale properly, but even so the current price could be worth it for anyone looking for a camera on a smartphone to rival all others.
The most impressive spec of the PureView 808 is undoubtedly its 41mp camera which offers maximum resolution of 38mp and lossless zooming, as well as an aperture of f2.4 making it better than most at low-light photography. Aside from the snapper it features a 4" display, 1.3GHz single-core processor and 16GB of internal storage. In addition to this there's a microSD card slot to expand the memory 1400mAh battery powering it all.
It might seem like quite a coup for the forgotten child known as Belle to be exclusively given such an impressive piece of hardware but the PureView camera technology is expected to reach Nokia's Windows Phones later this year.
While it does a good job of revealing how much the device is going to cost Clove was not forthcoming with the release date. However it shouldn't be too long before Nokia fans can start snapping ultra-high resolution images as in the original announcement it was slated for release in Q2.
It turns out Nokia is aware of the premature pricing of the handset and says that it's still finalising the UK pricing for the handset, so we should see the price go down (hopefully not up) by the time it officially arrives.