Nokia Unveils 808 PureView Smartphone with 41 Megapixel Sensor and Zeiss Optics

Nokia Unveils 808 PureView Smartphone with 41 Megapixel Sensor and Zeiss Optics


Berkeley, CA—Nokia today ushered in a new era in high-end smartphone imaging with the Nokia 808 PureView, which is the first smartphone to feature Nokia PureView imaging technologies, bringing together a 41 megapixel sensor, Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia developed algorithms and pixel oversampling technology.

“Nokia PureView imaging technology sets a new industry standard by whatever measure you use,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices. “People will inevitably focus on the 41 megapixel sensor, but the real quantum leap is how the pixels are used to deliver breathtaking image quality at any resolution and the freedom it provides to choose the story you want to tell.”

Utilizing Nokia PureView technologies, at standard resolutions (2/3, 5 and 8 megapixels), the Nokia 808 offers the ability to zoom without loss of clarity and capture seven pixels of information, condensing into one pixel for the sharpest images. At high-resolution (38MP max) the smartphone enables users to capture an image, then zoom, reframe, crop and resize afterward to expose previously unseen levels of details. The smartphone also features low-light imaging performance and the ability to save images in compact file sizes for sharing in e-mail, MMS and on social networks.

In addition, the Nokia 808 PureView includes Full HD 1080p video recording and playback with 4x lossless zoom and the first use of Nokia Rich Recording. Rich Recording enables audio recording at CD-like levels of quality, previously only possible with external microphones. The 808 also provides Dolby Headphone technology, developed to transform stereo content into a personal surround sound experience over any headphones, and Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1 channel surround sound playback.

Editor's Note: Following the publication of this article, Nokia rebranded to Microsoft, and Nokia Mobile is now Microsoft Mobile.