By Johnny Wills | Jun 19, 2012 10:24 AM EDT
Introduced at Mobile World Congress, Nokia PureView 808 is the best camera phone that money can buy. It has received a lot of positive review for its 41-megapixel rear snapper. The smartphone is currently available in European and Asian market. However, the U.S. release of this phone was being doubted. And though Nokia might never release this smartphone through a cellular network carrier in U.S., the company has confirmed that it will sell the unlocked version of PureView 808 through Amazon U.S.
The Finnish mobile major announced on its Conversations blog on Tuesday that it will offer the smartphone in the U.S. through Amazon. The retailer will be selling the unlocked version of the smartphone for $699 with preorders scheduled to begin later this week. The PureView 808 supports GSM networks only. So, it will not work on Verizon Wireless or other CDMA networks. Nokia has confirmed that the smartphone will be functional over AT&T and T-Mobile network.
Packing 41-megapixel Carl Zeiss optic sensor, PureView 808 is better in photography than most of digital cameras available in the market. The maximum effective resolution in PureView 808 is 38 megapixels. Utilizing Creative Shooting mode, it can capture photos at a resolution of 7728 X 5354 pixels in 16:9 format or 7152 X 5368 pixels in 4:3 formats. However, Nokia recommends 5-megapixel settings for capturing a perfect noiseless image.
At 5-megapixel capture resolution, PureView 808 utilizes the concept of oversampling to pack up to 7 pixels in one single pixel to capture a completely noiseless photo. By zooming-in the image up to 3 times, there is no loss in quality of image without any artificial pixels produced. The smartphone also records 1080p videos at 30fps with 4X loseless zoom. Crisp clear audio recording takes place even at a high level of 140 db.
The rest of the features include 4-inch AMOLED display with 360 X 640 pixels resolution, Gorilla Glass protection, 1.3GHz ARM processor, 512MB RAM and 16GB internal storage with microSD card support up to 32GB. The PureView 808 runs Nokia Belle OS. The regular connectivity features like Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, microUSB and GPS are all there.
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