Nokia PureView 808 Price and Release Date

The Skinny on Nokia PureView 808's Huge 41MP Camera

The Skinny on Nokia PureView 808's Huge 41MP Camera

Nokia announced the PureView 808 at the Mobile World Congress this week, and while it may look like any other phone at first glance, it's packing serious power under the hood. Coming with a huge 1/1.2-inch sensor and a Carl Zeiss lens capable of capturing 41MP images, the PureView 808 blows your iPhones and DSLRs out of the water. But as you may know — more pixels don't necessarily make a better photo. The PureView 808 oversamples the image, compresses it down to smaller size, and leaves out details that other cameras include but shouldn't (like grey tones between black and white colors), which makes the shots crisp and clear. According to hands-on reviewers, the PureView 808 also takes amazing low-light photos and video, so it could be your one-stop camera for nighttime outings and daytime excursions alike.

Besides the camera, the PureView 808 will be coming with a four-inch AMOLED Gorilla Glass touch screen, 16GB of onboard storage, expandable up to 48GB (which you'll need if you're going to be taking lots of pics), HDMI and DLNA support, and up to 11 hours of talk time.

Stay tuned for more details on when the PureView 808 is set to hit US shores, but UK residents can get their hands on one for $599 starting in May. Check out more pictures of the device in the gallery!