Just about every day, tech publications are flooded with reports of new smartphones featuring higher resolution cameras than ever before. As of now, highly popular smartphones including the Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II feature 8-megapixel cameras capable of recording full 1080p HD video. But, if you thought an 8-megapixel would stay top of the line, you were sadly mistaken.
Nokia has come forth today to show off their PureView 808 smartphone with, get this, a 41-megapixel camera and a Carl Zeiss lens. These two components coupled together will allow consumers to shoot 41-megapixel stills, continuous-focus 1080p video and 34-megapixel 16:9 images. Past the ridiculously high resolution camera, the PureView 808 features a 4-inch display with 640 x 360 resolution, 1.3GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and connectivity with 14.4Mbps HSPA networks. Software wise we’re looking at Nokia’s Symbian Belle, as opposed to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7, which has made an appearance on several of Nokia’s newer models such as the Lumia 800. In other words, aside from the camera, the PureView 808 is largely a very typical smartphone.
If you’re interested in the 41-megapixel camera touting Nokia PureView 808 our sources tell us that it will be available in May with a price tag of €450.