The new Nokia 808 PureView has the best camera so price is worth it. The price will go down soon. That could be one reason, but i think a bigger reason is that this phone has been in development for a long time. it would be a waste not to release it. I say YES for PureView technology but say NO for Symbian and low specs.
In “PureView” mode, you will be capturing 8MP, 5MP or even 2MP photos – and you will be amazed! Amazed at how much information is available despite the lower resolution, at the color “depth” that comes with a much wider dynamic range, and amazed at why the world still thinks more MP == better. You’ll truly appreciate how it’s not the pixel count that matters, but how you use them.
Symbian? In the US? In 2012? This phone is only selling point is it’s camera and even then, who in God?ˉs name needs a 41 megapixel camera? If it had better specs like screen resolution and speed i would consider getting it but just a camera cant be a selling point unless you’re a photographer
AT&T and T-Mobile are the two GSM providers in the US and they use different frequencies for 3G. Only the ones AT&T uses are supported by this handset.
The revolutionary smartphone will be available unlocked and unsubsidized through Amazon.com. U.S. consumers will be able to purchase the Nokia 808 PureView for $699 and use it with a compatible SIM card from AT&T. It will also work with T-Mobile – but only at 2G speeds.
Last modified on June 17th, 2012, Posted on June 17th, 2012
It would be cool if it were the announcement of the Lumia 808 with WP7 upgradable to Apollo but I’m probably dreaming. The new Nokia 808 PureView is the only exciting phone on the market right now. The specs are good for what it does: 4" AMOLED with ClearBlack technology, more than enough RAM and processing power for making the 808 the most fluid and responsive Symbian yet, in addition to handling the extensive tasks involving the camera’s operation.
Nokia 808 PureView key features: - 41 megapixel sensor with high-performance Carl Zeiss optics - 4" OLED display - 1.3GHz processor - 512MB of RAM - Symbian Belle
The only specs I’m interested in are screen size, resolution, and camera quality.
The new Nokia 808 PureView is designed for a higher end photography niche, not mainstream. Most people don’t care the OS for their phone. People will buy it because it has an awesome camera. That is a sweet camera but damn that is one thick phone.
The Target audience has the cash and would probably enjoy the international support that comes with unlocked phones. At the unlocked price I get I could get a pretty good camera with optical zoom and more camera options. This phone only makes sense if you love to take pictures and occasionally make a phone call.
I think it is much more interesting than a compact camera. it is actually the best camera phone in the world with the size of a compact phone with smartphone feature. you don’t have to carry both camera and your phone in your pockets!
If Windows Phone 8 can support this in the future, then that will be a more marketable product. the only thing nokia can market with this is the camera because Symbian doesn’t have traction in the more profitable parts of the world.
The design of this phone looks nice except the hardware key. The new Nokia 808 PureView will have a 41 megapixel sensor with high-performance Carl Zeiss optic. Nokia emphasized the ability of the phone to take extremely hi quality pics at data manageable levels…to include sharing versions easily uploaded to FB, etc. The huge sensor, which they claim is also coupled with satelite imaging techniques, will now allow extreme zooming without loss of detail. I can imagine the 1080p and low light performance must also be pretty exceptional on said device. Big Xenon flash, as well.
Read again carefully – the outputted images are not 41MP. The output images are probably around 8MP, since the camera takes 4-5 adjacent pixels and merges them to take an average. This is essentially a form of noise reduction and means that images are less grainy, which is particularly a problem with low-light shots. It seems like the camera almost does anti-aliasing on the images, which is mildly cool.