Get out your wallets, the Nokia 808 PureView is coming to India. The 808 PureView is Nokia’s first serious cameraphone since the likes of the N8 (who’s 12-megapixel shooter still holds up today). By comparison the new 808 PureView packs over 3-times the raw pixels, with an incredible 41-megapixel sensor.
When the phone was revealed at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, Nokia spoke at length as to the nature of the imaging technology at work. Aside from having to develop software and hardware that could cope with the demands of that mammoth sensor, Nokia spent time endowing the PureView with Dolby certified audio quality and the ability to shoot full 1080p HD video, all from a 1.3GHz single-core device.
In many markets (such as the UK), Nokia’s former primary mobile OS, Symbian, has fallen out of favour with consumers, who nowadays opt for Android or iOS devices instead. The story is a little different in India however, where Symbian still has a keen following. Nokia is still pushing a number of Symbian handsets throughout their device portfolio to the Indian market to a warm reception, including the affordable, capable feature phone range, the Asha family.
The Nokia 808 PureView will cost consumers ₹33,899 (around £393), which as stated by GSMArena, makes it one of the most expensive (relative to the market) Nokia handsets of all time. There are already a plethora of photo and video samples on offer, which demonstrate just how powerful the PureView’s imaging technologies are, it’s just a matter of deciding whether the rest of the device is for you. Head over to Nokia’s purchase page here if you’re ready to take the plunge.