Nokia working on slimmer PureView smartphones, Windows Phone model hinted

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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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. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

8. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

2. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

My next phone, right there.

3. jubbing

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

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

4. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

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

17. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 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!

20. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

5. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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

6. gharatnikhil

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 29, 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.

9. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

he said he doubts it will disappoint

7. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

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

10. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 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?

21. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

create your own website and gtfo

11. Rockimaru

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

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

12. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 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.

13. reguser

Posts: 2; Member since: May 23, 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 :-)

18. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

14. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

15. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 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.

16. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

19. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

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