Nokia 808 PureView heading to Russia and India this month
Rolls out to select markets starting in May
Published: 2 May, 2012
Nokia fans eager to get their hands on the 808 PureView and its 41mp camera in Russia and India will get a chance to do so this month as the Finnish phone-maker begins rolling out the phone globally. At the moment Russia and India are the only countries which have been specifically mentioned but it's said to be now rolling out to "select markets" as well. Since it was first revealed at the MWC back in February the phone has won several awards for the impressive camera it's packing.
While the maximum resolution of the images the camera can take is 38mp the 41mp sensor means that there won't be any loss of quality when using the digital zoom on pictures up to 8mp. This is true when recording 1080p HD video as well and it also performs well in low light condition with an aperture of f2.4.
Aside from the camera the 808 PureView still has plenty to recommend it under the hood with a 1.3GHz processor, 16GB of RAM and a 4" display. It might not be a big thing but unlike Nokia's Windows Phones it offers a microSD card for expansion as well.
Although the announcement doesn't mention how much the device is going to cost when it reaches either Russia or India pricing for the handset in Europe is expected to be around the €450 mark. Nokia said in the announcement that it would continue to develop the PureView tech for use in future handsets and it seems certain that it won't be too long before there's a Lumia device with same photographic prowess.
Until then Belle has the glory of setting a new standard where mobile photography is concerned and the 808 PureView should attract a few more people to Nokia's overshadowed OS who might not have given it a chance before.