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Nokia PureView 808 Hands On

Nokia’s just made the sucessor to the widely regarded Nokia N8 official and it comes to us in the form if the Pureview 808. The number that shouts at everyone is its 41 Megapixel sensor. However, the real story is how Nokia uses that monstrous sensor to create the best camera phone on the planet. While the camera is the showstopper here, other noteworthy specs include a 4″ Clear Black display, a 1400 mAh battery, 16 GB of internal storage, HDMI out, a FM Transmitter, Secure NFC and Bluetooth 3.0.

I was able to track down Nokia’s imaging guru Damien Dinning for a definitive hands on with the Pureview 808. In the 12 minute video Damien takes us though what Nokia set out to achieve and how they made the decision to use  the Pureview technology. He then talks about the in and outs of the sensor and finally we get a look at the all new camera UI, which I must add is excellent. The interview with Damien is coming later here, but for now I’ll talk you through the device in full HD (YouTube link).

Camera Highlights:

  • 41 MP sensor with PureView imaging technology and Carl Zeiss optics
  • Video resolutions: Full HD (1920×1080) 30fps [Default], HD (1280×720) 30fps, nHD (640×360) 30fps
  • Lossless Zoom: 4x1080p [Default], 6x 720p, 12x360p
  • Frame rates supported: 15, 24, 25, 30fps
  • Stereo High Amplitude Audio Capture (HAAC)
  • Three shooting modes: Auto, Scenes, Creative
  • Integrated video editor for trimming video

More coming soon. Meanwhile I recommend you read the white paper on the PureView 808.

[Update: 16 minute hands on!]

Mobile World Congress!

 Mobile World Congress

The Mobile World Congress is one of the biggest mobility events of the year and this year I will be attending it! I’m looking forward to see some cool new gadgets and services related to the mobile world, although I am not quite sure what we will see. The N96 is a candidate for launch, so are the already leaked E66 and E71 apart from that lets see.

Virtual Event

WOM World is also holding a virtual event and here is the itinerary for it (Thanks, Rita). From the looks of things it is almost confirmed that there will be phones launched! Brilliant. Hearing about new services, features etc is great fun, but there’s nothing like a product launch! Ovi share will also be thrown open and the new Maps 2.0 should also be launched.

Nokia @ 3GSM

The Nokia at MWC site is also up and allows us to sign up for email updates and gives a general overview of the things on offer. Make sure to check it out. The mobile site (http://www.nokia.mobi/mwc) for times when you are on the go is also up.

I have my flight tonight and will reach Barcelona on the 10th morning. Will try and keep you all posted as soon as I can. Its a great opportunity to meet fellow bloggers and I’d like to thank WOM world for making this happen. If you are going to be there, do drop me a line!

For all those unable to make it, don’t forget the virtual event!