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Nokia working on slimmer PureView smartphones, Windows Phone model hinted

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Nokia working on slimmer PureView smartphones, Windows Phone model hinted
Few things that prevent the Nokia 808 PureView from being regarded as an excellent smartphone, not just an excellent camera phone, is that it runs Symbian and that it is quite bulky by today's norms. But the design experts at Nokia appear to be hard at work towards delivering a spiced up range of PureView devices.

According to Vesa Jutila, who directs marketing of the 808 PureView, additional handsets featuring the same camera technology are on the agenda. And interestingly, he mentioned that Nokia could implement its imaging expertise in "multiple ways", which could be interpreted as a hint towards a possible Lumia PureView smartphone. In addition, slimmer models are also being considered. They will still come with high-grade lenses by Carl Zeiss, yet the sensor might not be of such high megapixel count. That will likely reduce the physical size of the imaging sensor, thus allowing the device to have a slimmer profile.

For the time being, we will be looking forward to giving the Nokia 808 PureView a full-fledged review treatment, and we highly doubt that its 41-megapixel camera will disappoint. Also, we wouldn't mind if those Nokia Windows Phone concepts with high-end cameras materialize one day. That, however, will surely not happen before the arrival of Windows Phone 8.

source: Engadget

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posted on 24 May 2012, 03:27 3

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5479; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


actually i don't think i mind the size. i know that's really something to say after not actually holding one but i think in this case it's alright, they designed the 408 really well, ergonomically i mean and i think the size would be a point of pride to anybody that really cares about the camera.

posted on 24 May 2012, 04:23 3

8. PhoneLuver (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


I agree with you! I feel a phone should feel comfortable in my hand and exude a sense of value.

Case in point, the new Galaxy SIII with it's poly-carbon shell which is by far superior to the old iPhone 3GS shell, still doesn't exude a quality feel.

posted on 24 May 2012, 03:27 3

2. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


My next phone, right there.

posted on 24 May 2012, 03:28 6

3. jubbing (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Aug 2008)


Yay! Symbian Phones should stay where they belong.. in the past.

posted on 24 May 2012, 03:58 13

4. Altair (Posts: 292; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Symbian Belle OS is actually very good. Everyone who have some doubts, should try it first before giving out negative comments.

posted on 24 May 2012, 09:48

17. Penny (Posts: 986; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I've never used Symbian before, but Belle actually looks pretty good. I wouldn't mind picking up an 808 as a secondary device. If nothing else, it would serve as a good point and shoot!

posted on 25 May 2012, 06:19

20. Altair (Posts: 292; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


I have been using Nokia N8 since it's launch-day. Symbian that came with it was not that good. It was a bit slow, default browser even more slower and it was not so user friendly as competitor iOS were.

However hardware is top notch. N8 camera is still the best in market.

Latest Nokia Belle is amazing. It is actually like totally re-writen OS. History would be different, if Belle would have been there at start. Now I can only say, that Nokia 808 Purewiev will be the best cameraphone around until WP Pureview.

posted on 24 May 2012, 04:02 1

5. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


As far as Nokia technicians and reps and told us pureview can only work on symbian software hence why its on a phone like the 808. It wil more than likely forever be a nice feature on phones well behind the curve

posted on 24 May 2012, 04:08 6

6. gharatnikhil (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


@nick t
What do you mean by that the 808 will disappoint?
Seems like you are a apple fan boy or else a andro guy.

posted on 24 May 2012, 04:31 1

9. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 764; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


he said he doubts it will disappoint

posted on 24 May 2012, 04:14 2

7. maverick786us (Posts: 116; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Hope they make next generation Lumia with Apollo and implement this PureView technology

posted on 24 May 2012, 04:52 2

10. strikercho (Posts: 131; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Dear phonearena, a few things prevent you from being an excellent review site - the stupid comments of undereducated editors and the tryouts of being smarter than the best engineers and technicians in the world. I will buy the 808 for three reasons: the best camera, SYMBIAN and screen size, okay?

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 02:36

21. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


create your own website and gtfo

posted on 24 May 2012, 04:55 2

11. Rockimaru (Posts: 29; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


man, if nokia does come out with a windows phone pureivew, imma have the toughest decision between symbian and WP. love both OSes

posted on 24 May 2012, 06:10 3

12. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


How retarded this "the thinner the better" nonsense is... I'll rather have a bit thicker device, which fits perfectly in hand, than thin device with huge 4.8" display in front, that u can barely hold in one hand, not even talking about controlling it with one hand.

posted on 24 May 2012, 06:52 2

13. reguser (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 May 2012)


Well there are some issues regarding making the phone thinner... It will in that case not have the excelent optics that the 808 has or the resolution will be lower. I buy a phone from the aspects I find important... Excelent camera, excelent audio, good allround functions like USB OTG, video output, expandable memory (SD), durability and somewhat the design (yes I've replaced my N82 with the remarkable N8 :-)

posted on 24 May 2012, 12:01 1

18. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I've done the same...the next big thing=808:)

posted on 24 May 2012, 07:14 2

14. ryq24 (Posts: 439; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


of course nokia will come out with pureview wp=version phone. they just killed symbian and thus turn away a lot of potential buyer of this phone with that news.

posted on 24 May 2012, 07:17 2

15. andrew1953 (Posts: 174; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


I have to agree with those who question slimming the 808 for the sake of it,particularly if it will have an adverse effect on the performance. Its a pretty unique phone and making it look like everything for the sake of it seems dumb.I like it chunky. If it doesn't sell as it is then worry about slimming it down but for now just leave it the way it is please.

posted on 24 May 2012, 08:06

16. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 764; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


and Nokia designers designed it so well to the point that even the so called extremely fat desighn looks sexy

posted on 24 May 2012, 16:27

19. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I hope that jinhao will make his fabulous effects for 808 too.

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