Nokia may be bringing the Nokia PureView 808, the smartphone with a mammoth 41-megapixel built-in camera, to the United States.
Announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year, the phone combines a high-resolution sensor with Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia-developed algorithms to create a smartphone camera like no other out there.
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While the 41-megapixel number certainly sounds impressive, what's really fantastic about the Nokia PureView 808 is what it does with those pixels. The 808 uses a new pixel oversampling technology that captures seven pixels of information, and then condenses all seven into one single pixel. The result is an exceptionally sharp 5-megapixel picture.
Unlike your traditional 5-megapixel picture, however, you can zoom in on any part of the photograph and still see everything clearly, thanks to there essentially being seven pixels where the traditional photo would have one.
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Nokia posted teaser images on its U.S. Facebook fanpage Friday, with Monday's date, which also happens to be the date of Microsoft's mystery event, leading many to believe that Microsoft was perhaps planning a tablet announcement involving Nokia.
All Things D points out, however, that one of the images posted on Nokia's fanpage shows Hawaii, which has the area code 808, the same as the model number of the phone. A coincidence that suggests Nokia's big announcement Monday has to do with the 808 and not anything Microsoft related.
The 808 is a Symbian phone, so if it does make its way to the U.S. it will likely be sold unlocked, meaning it won't be tied to a particular carrier, but you'll also have to pay full price for it.
What do you think of Nokia's 41-megapixel smartphone? Would you buy one if the handset became available in the U.S.? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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