Nokia 808 Pureview from Mobile World Congress 2012

Nokia has dropped the biggest bombshell so far at Mobile World Congress 2012 by unleashing the Nokia 808 Pureview, a Symbian-based cameraphone boasting a ridiculous 41-megapixel sensor. We headed out onto the MWC 2012 show floor to get a closer look at this imaging behemoth.

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jmarcelino  Feb. 27, 2012 at 21:47

I don't get Nokia, here's a "magical" feature that would get people excited and they go and release it on their officially dead platform Symbian.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 27, 2012 at 22:08

I don't get Nokia, here's a "magical" feature that would get people excited and they go and release it on their officially dead platform Symbian.

Yes, makes you wonder how much they believe in the Elope's 3rd ecosystem ;)

What bothers me more is that this magical cam sits in such a ridiculous body!!!

blizzard7  Feb. 27, 2012 at 22:25

Agree to all of the above.

Jim988  Feb. 27, 2012 at 23:01

Probably going to perfect the hardware and then release it on WP Apollo later on

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 27, 2012 at 23:14

Probably going to perfect the hardware and then release it on WP Apollo later on
Good idea...

jmarcelino  Feb. 28, 2012 at 00:14

Could be, but kind of kills the wow factor later on. Should have stayed in the labs until it was perfected.
Unless they're planning to go for an even crazier sensor size and pixel count.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 28, 2012 at 00:16

Could be, but kind of kills the wow factor later on. Should have stayed in the labs until it was perfected.
Unless they're planning to go for an even crazier sensor size and pixel count.

Yes, but we are talking about a company that is 'run' by Stephen Elop ;)

Pondlife  Feb. 28, 2012 at 00:17

Read elsewhere that WP7 can't handle the huge mp on this camera at the moment so it had to be Symbian.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 28, 2012 at 00:26

Read elsewhere that WP7 can't handle the huge mp on this camera at the moment so it had to be Symbian.
That actually does make sense.
And there's nothing wrong with Symbian Belle. With a gHz chip, plenty of RAM, it beats WP any day :p (only, typing is a b*tch on a Belle touchscreen phone)

Pondlife  Feb. 28, 2012 at 00:30

Have been reading lots of positive things about Belle today, friend has an N8 on the os before that and it's been such a pos for him that it's very off-putting.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 28, 2012 at 00:38

Have been reading lots of positive things about Belle today, friend has an N8 on the os before that and it's been such a pos for him that it's very off-putting.

Yes, I had an X7, and it was really a great change from Anna.
I decided to get rid off it for one reason only: I hated the keypad. And Belle didn't improve it. Swype isn't my cup of tea, and Nokia's keypad is still complete rubbish. I don't understand: it's 2012; there's the iPhone with a 3.5in screen and typing's a pleasure. Many 3.5/3.7in Androids are good for typing. Hey, the Lumia 800 is nice to type on. But the 4in X7 feels like it's the 1st touchscreen phone in history when you want to type quickly...

Pondlife  Feb. 28, 2012 at 00:53

Couldn't you change the keypad? I quite liked swype on the resistive 5800 screen, should think it would've been better on better screen.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 28, 2012 at 01:04

Couldn't you change the keypad? I quite liked swype on the resistive 5800 screen, should think it would've been better on better screen.

Yes, admittely, it's probably a matter of me being inflexible hahaha...
I used to be a QWERTY fan - E71, E61, BBs... I still prefer to be able to type with one hand, and for that swype's not ideal imho.

I reckon most people would find the keypad on the X7 adequate (although, I know Jan Ole Suhr, the guy who made Gravity for Symbian, gets a lot of praise for Gravity's built-in keypad; so, obviously more people dislike Nokia's keypad.

equ  Feb. 28, 2012 at 03:10

I used Swipe on my C7, but didnt "Swipe", just used it as a normal keyboard and it seemed ok....

equ  Feb. 28, 2012 at 03:39

And yes, 41Mp in a phone needs a "Magic" sensor. Will be interesting when people get to test it in the real world if it works well and captures detail at light levels less than a bright sunny day in Vegas.

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