The Nokia PureView 808 is up for pre-bookings in Italy only for 599 Euros or Rs 40,434. The device was originally unveiled at MWC and it polarized opinion amongst the technocrati as it boasted of 41-Megapixel image sensor, but at the same time ran a dying operating system – Nokia Belle. Also Read - 'Nokia 9 PureView' could be the name of the next HMD Global flagship smartphone
With the PureView technology, Nokia says that the device could gather data from a 41-megapixel sensor and gather all that data in a 5-megapixel image with larger pixels producing a best in class imaging solution. Another thing Nokia proudly boasts of is the ability to digitally zoom in an image without a noticeable loss in image quality. We tried it today and were left pretty impressed with its camera, without a doubt the best ever we have seen on a phone. Also Read - PureView trademark, made famous by Nokia, now owned by HMD Global
While all this is very enticing, the fact of the matter is the device utilizes an almost defunct OS in Nokia Belle and only offers a 4-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 640×480 pixels, a 1.3GHz processor and only 512MB RAM. Also Read - Nokia Lumia 925 up for preorder online for Rs 33,999
We expect the PureView 808 to be launched in India in a month’s time and are keeping our fingers crossed that Nokia India doesn’t disappoint by pinning an atrocious price tag.