Nokia 808 PureView Smartphone: a bet on 41-megapixels camera with Symbian Belle OS
Nokia has long been under pressure from innovative rivals (especially Apple and Samsung), is now setting its sights on camera savvy potential smartphone customers.
With integration of forty one megapixels camera in its brand new PureView 808, Nokia sets new standard for smartphone market. But this super camera hasn’t come for free as far as design is concerned, Nokia has had to sacrifice the smartness, the phone is designed to be little thick and lumpy from the upper rear but it is still a pocketable handset.
Flash light enabled super camera is the most striking feature of this phone as it can take a high resolution shot within a second by combining seven pixels into one perfect pixel, so photo quality will be great for up to 5 megapixels shot, but begin to decrease as you go on; zooming, cropping and resizing will remain lossless to the great extent, and capturing 1080p video at up to 4x zoom and 720p at 6x zoom will also be perfect, in addition, phone performs CD quality audio recording while offering HDMI connectivity.
The phone has a 4-inch 640 by 360 pixels touch screen (no high definition), 1.3GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage that is expandable through microSD card, and everything seems to be nice except Nokia’s choice to power this device by its own Symbian Belle operating system which is widely regarded as inferior to its competitors like Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.
Although Nokia PureView 808 has been declared best product at World Mobile Congress 2012, but technology commentators are not expecting stellar demand for this product as smartphone buyers might not want to turn to decade old operating system and relatively thick design for just taking high resolution picture or video recording without enjoying HD playback.