Nokia 808 PureView gets an early preview, more sample shots surface

Nokia 808 PureView gets an early preview, more sample shots surface
Although the Nokia 808 PureView is scheduled to launch in May, someone in China was lucky enough to get their hands on one for an early preview. And you know which feature they were most excited to try out, right? That massive 41-megapixel camera, of course!

We have already discussed in detail what makes the camera on the Nokia 808 PureView so special, but it is the real-life performance that truly matters. And those photo samples look pretty impressive even though the unit they were taken with was most likely not finalized. What's more is that whoever did this short Nokia 808 PureView preview concluded that its camera is "absolutely worthy of recognition."

The rest of the preview is pretty much stuff that we already know, such as hardware and software specs, as well as a handful of design shots. In case you need a reminder, the Nokia 808 PureView sports a 1.3GHz single-core processor and a 4-inch display with a relatively low resolution of 360 by 640 pixels. You can read a machine translated version of the said preview by following the source link.

But enough talking. Now check out these sample shots and tell us what you think in the comments below. Also, even more Nokia 808 PureView sample photos can be found here. (Note: The button in the upper right-hand corner expands the photo to its full resolution.)

source: IT168 (translated)

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



1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

EPic can htc imagechip fare?

2. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Doubt its anywhere close. Titan II images looked good shrunken down, but in full resolution you can easlily see the over-sharpening done by HTC's software, not to mention all the other imperfections. I'd bank on this not being too much different.

3. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

and the titan ii couldnt even beat the n8

4. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

N808>N8>>>>>>>>>>Other cameraphones.

9. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Titan II couldnt even beat its rival Lumia 900...

5. osamalone

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

i think the camera is great the best evere on a mobile device but is camera the only thing that you want on a phone ?

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

It's a Nokia, so it's already a great phone (in terms of calls, reception, etc), excellent text messaging device, and with Nokia's OS (formerly known as Symbian) it's very easy to use and technically more capable than iOS or even Windows Phone 7.5. I'd get this for just the camera alone. I see the fact that it runs Nokia's OS as a plus, as I'm not enthralled with Android (but love all the apps & support for it), and Windows Phone is still in its infancy, and soon to be replaced with Windows Phone 8

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Stunning! Why couldn't they have brought it to T-Mobile US??? I didn't get the N8 and N9s because I couldn't justify the expense, but I think I can (easily) for the 808 PureView

8. dipereira0123

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

MOther of cameras O.o i could read (if i was chinese or speak mandarin) the letters insanelly far away on these pics. its possible to see the numbers in the land rover plate on 3rd image O.O extreme immaging =o

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