Nokia 808 PureView goes on sale today in some countries

Nokia 808 PureView goes on sale today in some countries
We are sure that plenty of you are eager to check out that 41-megapixel camera with some smartphone features that the Nokia 808 PureView is. Well, the wait is steadily coming to an end.

Starting today, the Nokia 808 PureView can be purchased in some countries throughout Asia, such as Malaysia and Indonesia. Other markets in the region like India and Russia are to follow suit later this month. If you want one, and you want it now, however, better be quick as the initial shipments might not be in large quantities.

As far as the rest of the world is concerned, the Nokia 808 PureView is expected to set foot in Old Blighty in July, judging by its listing on U.K. retailer Clove's web page. The folks in the U.S. will also be able to get one soon, but only at full retail price, which is likely to be a quite substantial amount. 

In case you live in a cave have not been following the smartphone news lately, the Nokia 808 PureView was announced at MWC, after which it instantly became the most anticipated cameraphone around. Why is that? Perhaps those impressive 808 PureView sample shots (and these too) can answer that question.

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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)

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21 Comments

1. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

I would love to test this camera! I hope the rest of the manufacturers wake up and stop simply putting in 5-8MP cameras into their phones simply because they think it's enough! Although we don't really need 41MP the bare minimum should have been 12MP by now!

21. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Megapixels aren't everything. I'd rather have a 5 or 8MP with a larger sensor with a good lense before anything else.

2. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Malaysian, tried it. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn it's sharp and clear alright

3. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

The World highest megapixel camera phone but very low screen resolution make your pictures look like cheap phone.

5. santaclaus

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

such high quality photos should be watched on TV, not on the phone itself. Yes SGS3 has high resolution display, so what? its camera is so so only...

14. whothisperson

Posts: 102; Member since: May 06, 2012

Are you out there to show people you have a nice phone? or appreciate the phone for yourself? And like the other post said, you shouldn't be looking at the pictures on your phone rather on a larger screen.

4. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

What it has to do with screen resolution you douchebag? I can zoom my pictures taken by 12 mpx unit in N8 and I don't see any pixels on the screen at all. You don't even know what are you talking about. Stupid troll.

6. hitechredneck

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I can see the point on the screen resolution the 808 has a 4" screen at 360x640 resolution buy only 184 ppi compared to the N8 has a 3.5" screen at 360x640 and 210 ppi. So yeah images aren't going to be very sharp. The camera is great thats about it. It's running symbian OS which is outdated. Glad its not coming to the states and definitely not paying $655 for it either. This got released yesterday in Singapore. http://asia.cnet.com/nokia-announces-availability-of-808-pureview-62216200.htm

7. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

I believe it's more of a proof of concept. I probably won't buy one taking exactly the reasons you mentioned into consideration, but I'd love to play with it and see what the future (hopefully) holds for phone camera tech. For all those "Get a DSLR" people out there... Yes a DSLR is great, but you don't always have it with you. Why not make the camera in your phone the best it could be, considering most people have their phones with them 98% of the time!

8. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

LOL outdated can withstand over 20Mpx and the new guys can't

10. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I'm asking again. What screen resolution has to do with image quality, because, honestly, I've got a N8 for almost 2 years and I didn't notice that/ Hell, I'm looking at its display right now, zooming in and out images and I don't see any pixelisation.You probably think that if some device doesn't have 720p screen it means ocean of pixels. I can assure you. There is no such a thing. Go to the nearest store and examine it by yourself.

11. hitechredneck

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

16. chapizzo

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

Did read to till the bottom of the page where they talk about the author? Here is what he says about himself. George has followed technology news for quite some time, but he only started writing about it a few years ago. He's a self-proclaimed Apple fanboy, ........ I think we can expect him to call anything not apple crappy.

18. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

oh yeah, great. you found a one page in the internet, decided to quote and you are so frikking proud. Listen to what I'm saying: I HAVE GOT N8 FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS AND I DON'T SEE ANY PIXELS WHEN ZOOMING MY IMAGES IN GALLERY, ESPECIALLY THOSE MADE A MINUTE AGO. GO TO NOKIA CARE CENTER OR SOME SHOP WITH MOBILE PHONES< GO TO GALLERY AND ZOOM RANDOM PICTURES. THERE ARE NO PIXELS. SCREEN RES HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PIXELS VISIBLE ON THE SCREEN DURING ZOOMING.

19. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Actually, it's not outdated at all. It's more optimized than Android, more open and customizable than iOS.

9. hitechredneck

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Who cares Sony does just fine with their 12mp and 8mp camera's. If you'd do the research most of the chipsets in cell phones can handle more than that if you'd look at the specs. http://www.nvidia.com/object/tegra-3-processor.html http://www.qualcomm.com/chipsets/snapdragon http://www.ti.com/general/docs/wtbu/wtbuproductcontent.tsp?templateId=6123&navigationId=12864&contentId=103103 Check your facts before you post

12. Suts_97

Posts: 128; Member since: May 05, 2012

Glad that it's here in Malaysia, hope it's not overpriced! I wish you guys will get it soon too, don't worry!

13. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Epic photographs that make htc and samsung's high end smartphones look lke b&w ones.o

17. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

To be fair, B&W can offer some stunning shots. Detail, sharpness, accuracy, etc, is not dictated by color or lack thereof. A fairer comparison would be that it makes the competitors' look like disposables.

15. whothisperson

Posts: 102; Member since: May 06, 2012

Nokia is playing it smart, they don't want to give out the whole package all at once. They are very capable of packing it with better specs but they are just milking us. Their selling point is the amazing 41px camera that differentiates it from the rest of the competitors which already have people sold. It's certain that they will gradually integrate their camera into higher spec phones.

20. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

nokia should incorporate pure view's camera into its WP OS. No doubt about its instant HIT. I don't see a reason why its taking them so long to do this now that Windows Phone are getting momentum.

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