After a bit of wait since its announcement at the Mobile World Congress, the PureView 808 has gone on sale in India at a reasonable 29,999 INR. The device is in stock at Nokia’s online store and you can buy it with a promise of delivery within 4 working days.
The only colour that seems to be available at the moment is black, but if you’re looking for some 41 Megapixel goodness, that’s shouldn’t hold you back as the black suits the 808 very well. Although, my personal favourite is the white variant.
Nokia had promised a May release for India, and they’ve delivered, making India one of the first countries in the world to receive the PureView 808.
Update: Its been pulled. Looks like someone jumped the gun, and the PureView 808 isn’t on sale yet. It seems we should have taken the ‘coming soon’ text on the image a little more seriously.
We have official word courtesy of Nokia Conversations that the PureView 808 will indeed be hitting stores this month itself. So if you’ve been waiting for hand down the best camera on a mobile phone, you wait will soon be at an end. If you’re in India or Russia, there’s even more good news as the two countries will be first in line to receive the device, with availability in other countries to be announced later.
The 808 PureView lets you take absolutely incredible photos, with the ability to zoom in without loosing quality. You can choose to shoot in full resolution (38 Megapixels in 4:3 mode and 34 Megapixels in the 16:9 mode) and the 5 Megapixel automatic mode, where the photos are oversampled to render fine detail. The PureView 808 takes really excellent video as well.
To top it all, it features extensive controls for people who like to do more with their devices, e.g. the ND filter lets you take pictures such as the one above.
There’s no word on pricing yet, but I would expect the device to retail around or just shy of the 30,000 INR mark in India.
Nokia’s official Flickr stream has a bunch of camera samples if you are so inclined.