Nokia 808 PureView arrives in India with its 41MP camera and a 33,893 Rupee price tag

Nokia 808 PureView arrives in India with its 41MP camera and a 33,893 Rupee price tag
Last week, we mentioned to you that the Nokia 808 PureView was beginning to rollout around this planet. The Asian region was first to get the phone, which makes sense considering the love for photography in that area, and the 41MP camera that the phone is equipped with. This week, the device launches in India where it has been given a price tag of 33,899 Rupee or the equivalent of $600 USD.

Outside of the 41MP camera sensor, the specs on the Nokia 808 PureView are nothing to write home about. And the use of the Symbian Belle OS keeps the phone out of the U.S. where any Symbian OS build is a four letter word. Nokia's Vesa Jutila, who markets the Nokia 808 PureView, said that the PureView technology could be used in various ways which could be a hint that a Windows Phone flavored PureView enabled device is in the works. We've already shown you a PureView concept model running on Windows 8 (not Windows Phone 8) which would make it more of a tablet.

As far as the 41MP camera sensor is concerned, according to The Times of India, Nokia says that while pictures can be taken in up to 38 MP, images look best using a 5MP setting.

source: Nokia, TimesofIndia via Engadget

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808 PureView
  • Display 4.0" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 16GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.50h 3G talk time)



1. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Nokia 808 PureView RM-807 @ PHP 24,900.00 Why did Nokia Philippines via Nokia Singapore via Nokia, Inc., limit the shipment of Nokia 808 PureView RM-807 to only 50 units when there are 55 Nokia Concept Stores, 2,990 Official Nokia Dealerships in the Philippines. Yes, that is right, 50 units only of Nokia 808 PureView RM-807 arrived Monday morning, 11 June 2012. By Wednesday night, 13 June 2012, all stocks are sold out. As you know there are lots of gray and black market Nokia phones coming from every market. These DO NOT PAY Philippine taxes, and as such your actions by not bringing in more legit units may be frowned upon by the Government as unsound practices. This is not good for your Nokia Concept Stores, your Official Nokia Dealerships in the Philippines as well as for Nokia, Inc., I just wanted the whole world and you to know. Thank you for your continued and unwavering support! Long live Nokia!

5. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

2. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

What the hell its mean this crap is competiting with samsung galaxy s3 and htc one x in terms of price,its will b better to buy a dslr:@:@:@

13. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

What's so strange about it ? Basicly it offers almost everything SGS3 or HTC1X does. And some features on top of that, like FM transmitter, free offline navigation, much better battery performance, much better audio/video recording and stills.

18. Android2627

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

if it was a windows with that cam and price it was justifiable

19. SleepingOz unregistered

Actually, Symbian Belle is more functional than WP. It offers similar functions as Android but is nowhere as good and polished and its ecosystem sucks!

20. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Agreed... I would still choose Symbian Over current WP 7.5

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Somebody really needs to tell the Finnish the OTHER definition of "symbian".

4. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

That's probably the most expensive Nokia device ever in India. Good example if poor pricing... I bet the price will see a 25% correction in less than 2 quarters. Good luck Nokia... U need it !!!

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

For that kind of price....a low end dslr will do the job

14. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Ofcourse. But only if u're able to put that DSLR in your pocket, and there will still be room for another smartphone.

7. androidaddict

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 27, 2012

for all the haters talking about DSLRs... just one thing to say, u can't carry a DSLR in your pocket...

17. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 2012

its not about hate its not about only this phone...Nokia is like a legend but its becoming a history now whereas it does exist in the market still....they cant compete with samsung htc,apple,sony with a 808 pureview.

8. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

It's amazing how people complain about things. If you don't like it shut up and let others enjoy. Hope it's not call S-View next month.

9. sammy_saw

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 07, 2012

Dose a cellphone need a 41 MP in the camera ? It's look like a overkill . What you think guy? Coz for me 12 MP in the camera phone is enough for me and I think nobody will take a picture from a phone to make it to a billboard .

11. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Well you have to read a little about PureView and why there are 41Mpx... the software behind the sensor is the key, not the number of pixels ;)

15. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

That would require the person to read...I think you're giving sammy_saw too much credit.

12. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

read white papers and interview with Damian D. You'll get the picture.

10. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I think keeping it under 30K in India would have been a wise move but none the less there will a price correction sooner or later. Waiting for Pureview on WP Lumia series.

16. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1284; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

The pricing is the trap set by Tr0jan H0rse... That sh!t El0p doesn't want PureviewOtherThanWP to sell more than PureViewWP.... Whether that sh!t El0p has guts to launch the PureView-WP as same price as PureView808????

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