Hands on with the Nokia Pure View with 41MP camera [Video]

We've played with the Lumia 610 and now it's time for Symbian. But only because the Pure View 808 sports a whopping 41MP camera sensor allowing unprecedented photo taking (not to mention killer audio quality). Allowing you to save in 5, 8 or 38MP photos, it's really quite a technological feat that brought cheers from the crowd when announced.

No doubt, the phone is a bit chunky but what do you expect? To be honest, it's not that bad and we actually like the feel of it in our hands (the thin 2/3 of the body helps in holding it).

While this isn't a Windows Phone, you can bet Nokia and Microsoft are itching to get this on a Lumia, something we'll be waiting for this fall.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • 41 MP !!?? Now thats a big one coming :)
    I would like to see that camera in lumia 900
  • 41MP? That's pure Marketing. I rather have 6MP but with the capacity to shoot at ISO800 with decent noise than this.
  • Watch the second video in this article from Engadget...
  • How could it not be a WP even if it's just for show.
  • 41MP?! I don't even know the use of that....most of our displays today project >1MP. I think this means the phone's memory will fill up terribly fast.
    Cool nonetheless to see it implemented. Certainly is a step forward technology-wise...just far ahead of its time. Gonna have a crazy crop feature....
  • The cellphone takes 41MP photos but thanks to Nokia's magic it is downsized by default (For the sake of those not technically minded). The phone can still shoot manually up to 38MP.
  • Double post.
  • This will get Windows Phone 7.5/8 eventually as they mentioned in the Q&A.
    Here is the whitepaper on the PureView Imaging Technology if you don't understand what this phone is capable of. 
  • Look people, this phone's not a marketing gimmick, as SeNiLe911 has kindly mentioned. Read that white paper, and understand just how the megapixels are now used.
    Apparently the idea came from how Satellite images are taken. We can hope for more detail in the photo now, that's for sure.
  • Not gonna lie, I'm tempted to buy this and keep it on one of T-Mobiles pre-paid plans - who needs a powershot when you can have a pure-view?
  • Nokia is gonna bring this phone to the Windows Phone family  in the Apollo update in Q4  with some new specs.
    A more lumia like design ,bigger display maybe we will have an dual core or an 1.4-1.5 single core. I think the sensor  will look more like the N8 sensor. Microsoft will go big on this 41mpx thing. Nokia will have their custom PureView app for Windows Phone and custom camera app .
  • Nokia has already chosen processors for future Windows Phones and they are ST-Ericsson NovaThor processors which are all dual-core (as of the moment)
    "Nokia has selected ST-Ericsson as a supplier for future devices it plans to introduce based on the Windows Phone mobile platform."
  • Go Nokia that's the way to do it make a camera out of a phone since the camera market is dieing anyway :)
  • We asked the Nokia people at Microsoft TechEd "What's up with the teaseware". They thought that was funny. We thought it was dumb to show off technology that is not available here.
  • this is very informative post for me  i learnt alot from it seo dubai
  • Great I was just looking for a new camera
  • Nokia back on Symbian! Looks like I'll be selling my awful Nokia 820, I'm not joking. I'll have great Ovi Nokia maps that works and an OS that isn't needing me to down load apps all the time for basic functions.