India finally gets Nokia 808 PureView ahead of global release
It has been a few months now since Nokia first revealed its new 808 PureView handset that features a camera with a 41-megapixel sensor, and today we can tell you that the handset finally lands in India ahead of a global release.
The company has just launched the device in India and according to The Times of India the handset will be sold at around Rs 33,000. The new smartphone features a 4-inch display and uses the Symbian Belle operating system, but it’s the 41 megapixel camera sensor that has been grabbing all the headlines with its award winning PureView technology coupled with Carl Zeiss optics.
Nokia also has an agreement with Dolby Laboratories that lets the manufacturer provide a rich cinematic sound to the 808 PureView, and features both Dolby Headphones and Dolby Digital Plus technology. The company is also bundling some Dolby Headphones with the smartphone, and the device features two microphones that capture a near perfect sound when capturing videos.
A rich CD like audio recording is possible thanks to the Nokia Rich Recording feature, but this is only possible with external microphones. The pixel oversampling technology for superior low light performance and the ability to save images in compact file sizes for sharing in email has got the device many plaudits.
Nokia is also promising a software upgrade with the latest Belle feature pack for its other smartphones, which will provide cinematic 5.1 Dolby surround sound to a number of handsets that includes the Nokia 700, 701, and Nokia 603. The Nokia PureView 808 will only be available in white or black colour options, and will be available from Nokia retail outlets from tomorrow with an MRP of Rs 33,899.
Vipul Mehrotra of Nokia India said at the devices launch that “Nokia has always been known for its imaging legacy. What started off with a simple objective to create the most advanced imaging device, the Nokia 808 PureView has evolved into something extremely revolutionary.” The handset is now expected to be released in other markets in the coming weeks.