So, here’s Nokia making its bid as it shows-off its 808 PureView Smartphone in the middle of the grandest convention for smartphone makers, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. And Nokia says that the new device has a built-in camera with a resolution of 41 megapixels. Really, I repeat, it’s 41 megapixels!
Nokia, which recently dropped its market share in the world’s smartphone sales to 30%, seems to be catching up already and attracting the kind of attention it wants with the PureView. While there are professional cameras like Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc. that are capable of higher resolution, unlike Nokia, you won’t have one of them in your pocket anytime, anywhere.
Nokia says that most users set the camera to its standard resolution at 5 or 8 megapixels and it uses its over-the-top resolution capabilities to over-sample the image you shoot. When you shoot at 5 megapixels, each pixel in the final picture actually uses image data from the pixels around it.
But here’s something I guess a bit off? The PureView doesn’t run Google’s Android software or Apple’s iOS5. Instead the phone runs on Nokia’s own Belle operating system. Meanwhile, let’s stay tuned for the phone’s release date. Also the price is yet to be announced. Let’s find out after the MWC. So, would you want to have your picture taken with this cam?