I think it's safe to say that the new 808 Pureview handset was a surprise to just about everyone here at Nokia's press conference. Not only did Nokia manage to squeeze a 41-megapixel sensor (no, that's not a typo) into a smartphone, they squeezed it into a smartphone that runs on the Symbian Belle OS. But first, let's get the nitty gritty out of the way. Ridiculous camera aside, the 808 features a 1.3 single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4-inch AMOLED display, and a curved plate of Gorilla Glass to cover it up. While I can't help but wish it was a Windows Phone, the OS choice doesn't come as a huge surprise. More than a few of Nokia's recent N-series devices have gained a devoted following of photographers who have fallen for their great mobile optics, and the PureView 808 is geared toward that same set of mobile shutterbugs.
27 Feb 2012
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