Nokia to bring PureView technology to future Lumia range

When Nokia first unveiled its new 808 PureView handset the biggest selling point for the device was its new camera technology, and now it has been confirmed that Nokia is bringing this technology to its Lumia range of smartphones in the future.

The Nokia PureView 808 besides the camera technology is not exactly a ground breaking smartphone, but as T3.com are reporting there has been a number of rumours recently about the camera technology reaching other Windows Phone devices.

Nokia’s US President Chris Webb has confirmed these rumours after discussing the future PureView plans, and said that “you can expect we’ll be bringing PureView technologies to the Windows Phone platform and Lumia devices”. Webb added that the company is “absolutely committed to doing that”.

While there wasn’t any timescale given for the introduction of the technology with the first Lumia handset, Webb did go on to say that the company was busy working with Microsoft to get the full PureView feature set on Windows Phone.

The company revealed its first 41-megapiaxel camera handset earlier this year at the MWC 2012 event, and the Nokia 808 PureView took many by surprise by its technology even though the handset itself isn’t exactly feature packed. This wasn’t helped by the fact the handset will come running the aging Symbian operating system instead of Windows Phone.

To recap the device features a 4-inch high resolution screen powered by a single core 1.3 GHz processor with only 512MB of RAM, and 16GB of on board storage. The camera tech is the handsets biggest feature though with the 41-megapixel sensor and 16:9 ratio, which is coupled with 1080p Full HD video recording features and 4x lossless zoom.

Are you thinking of getting the Nokia 808 PureView or is a camera lower down on your priorities when getting a new smartphone?


One thought on “Nokia to bring PureView technology to future Lumia range”

  1. TorS says:

    For me, the camera is a large selling point, but even more important is that this phone is still running Symbian!   To this date, despite lackluster development on Nokia’s part recently, this is still the most advanced mobile OS out there, and has tons of little nifty features that Android and iOS are still lacking.   (Yeah I’m not even bothering to mention WP here, I’ll never consider that).

    A few random examples — by no means the most important features, but just to illustrate the depths of this OS:
    – Browse the phone’s filesystem directly over Bluetooth or USB, e.g from your Mac.  (Apple’s own phones can’t do that, nor Androids, though older “Feature Phones” from Nokia and SE can)
    – (Mac specific) Seamless integration with iPhoto, iTunes, Address Book, etc. (‘Course the iPhone also has that, but not Android phones)
    – WebDAV support in the File Manager, allows you to transfer files to/from WebDAV enabled servers.
    – Title/Track information sent when you play songs over Bluetooth (e.g. to your car stereo).
    – HDMI output (and analog TV-Out) years before anyone else.  Combined with a Bluetooth mouse and/or keyboard, nice little mini-computer.  (Just add PuTTY for remote SSH access).
    – Java/MIDP support (yes, there is still some unique useful stuff for this platform)

    Too bad Nokia did not stick with it, to develop e.g. multi-core CPU support, etc.