Nokia 808 PureView wins Best New Mobile Handset award at Mobile World Congress 2012

Nokia 808 PureView wins Best New Mobile Handset award at Mobile World Congress 2012
It's an award that recognizes novelty and things we haven't previously seen, rather than what's already out there, therefore it is not very surprising that Nokia 808 PureView won the Best New Mobile Handset award at Mobile World Congress 2012.

Actually the whole title of the prestigious award is “Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2012″, which is even more encompassing.

The decision is taken by a panel of analysts and journalists, which this year were no doubt impressed by the 41 Mpixels camera sensor the Finns R&D labs managed to cram into the Nokia 808 PureView's smartphone body. 

Nokia's Jo Harlow said “There’s lot more to come” at the presentation, and everyone started hoping we will see the PureView Pro camera tech in Nokia Windows Phones.

Have a look at the winning team gathered for a family portrait in the photo on the right. 

From left to right: the product manager Jussi Asikainen, co-inventor Juha Alakarhu, SVP of Smart Devices Jo Harlow, and co-inventor Eero Salmelin.

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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. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

lol no elop around.

2. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

congratulations to Nokia. the 808 41mp really came as a surprise. I hope the software doesn't disappoint.

3. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I couldn't agree more about it winning. I hear alot of people bashing the camera talking about it will never replace a DSLR. We understand, but it is suppose to replace a basic point in shoot but deliver better quality. It doesn't even takes pictures at that Resolution it just uses the resolution for the lossless detail digital zoom. So so what if this phone has this flaw that you all blatantly searched for. It wasn't meant for the purpose you have in mind anyway....

4. phoneghoul

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

It's high time for Nokia to quit the phone business and start developing digital cameras. LOL. Pure view 808 is a waste of money. Ages old ARM11 Processor and a dated OS. What's the point of buying this chunky little device? It dosen't look premium at all. No where near the N8's design. If you want a good cam then buy a digital SLR. HTC One X deserves the title.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011


7. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Yeah, a good point and shoot camera with such a huge sensor would be a slap in the face to Olympus.

8. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Can you tell me in which way Nokia Belle FP1 (present on 808) is outdated ? Actually this OS is able to run smoothly on 1.3 GHz ARM11 processor, unlike Android which needs at least dualcore CPU. This just proves how well Symbian is optimized. Argument about buying DSLR is just ridiculous. Are you going to run around 24h/7d with DSLR around your neck ? 99% of people just want small pocketable device, with as good quality as possible - and this is exactly what Nokia 808 offers. Also, tell me a single reason why HTC One X should get a title ? Hauwei managed to do the same and it's obvious they are improving themselves at much faster rate than HTC.

11. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

i totally agree with you... whats with the HTC One X.. its just like the others... nothing special...

12. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

Thanks for your suggestions. We take a serious note of your suggestion. Now go take your pill !

6. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

HTC did not invent anything, they just put all the parts that were available together.


Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 17, 2012


13. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

How is it slow, if it managed to smoke Windows Phone in it's own game ?

15. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Awesome reply dude!!

10. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

This phone really deserve this award. Nokia made a new thing again with camera phones.

14. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

look at the happy smiles of achievement on their faces! this shows how hard they worked for that..

16. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Mr. Damian Dinning for President! \m/

17. thelegend6657 unregistered

Wtf ? I don't really use the camera of my phone that much . So I rather get a lumia

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