Casey Kristin Frye
Feb 27, 2012

Nokia presents 808 PureView smartphone at the Mobile World Congress

Today, Nokia unveiled their latest smartphone, the Nokia 808 PureView at the Mobile World Congress 2012. The smartphone features a large, high-resolution 41-megapixel sensor with Carl Zeiss optics and new pixel oversampling technology, which means the ability to zoom without loss of clarity; it can capture seven pixels of information and condense it into one pixel for sharp images. In addition to still imaging technology, the Nokia 808 PureView also includes full HD 1080p video recording and playback with 4X lossless zoom and Nokia Rich Recording, which enables audio recording at CD-like levels of quality -- previously only possible with external microphones. The Nokia 808 PureView also features exclusive Dolby Headphone technology, transforming stereo content into a personal surround sound experience, and Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1 channel surround sound playback. "Nokia PureView imaging technology sets a new industry standard by whatever measure you use," said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices. "People will inevitably focus on the 41-megapixel sensor, but the real quantum leap is how the pixels are used to deliver breath-taking image quality at any resolution and the freedom it provides to choose the story you want to tell."