Nokia's Chris Weber confirms a Lumia Windows Phone with the PureView camera tech is in the works

Nokia's Chris Weber confirms a Lumia Windows Phone with the PureView camera tech is in the works
It doesn't get any more official than the head of Nokia's North American business Chris Weber to confirm they are committed to bringing the best cameraphone technology at the moment to future Lumia handsets with Windows Phone, despite that we've heard it before.

Chris makes the revelation 3:30 minutes into the video interview below, and says that they are also working closely with Microsoft so that the future iterations of the Windows Phone platform can support sensors like the 41MP module in the Nokia 808 PureView and unleash the full potential of their capabilities.

The PureView tech has been 5 years in the making, after all, and developed from the beginning with a Symbian backend in mind, so it will take some work to port this over to Windows Phone together with Microsoft, and introduce a new interface. 

There is a lot more interesting stuff about the future direction Nokia is heading to with Windows Phone, so you can watch the whole improvised interview with Chris Weber in the video below. Seeing the first unofficial results from the 808 PureView, we urge Nokia to hurry up and bring this awesome camera tech to a Windows Phone handset as well.

via WPSauce



16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

They need to have the pureview WP phone ready for the launch of WP8. What a great launch device for the new OS that would be. 41mpx pureview, 4.3 inch 720p screen 1.5gig ram, A15 dual core, and a 2000mah battery good for 2 days, and W8. That would turn a lot of heads in microsofts direction

17. Penny

Posts: 1880; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Lol remix, I would be all over that device, but I don't think that's going to happen. They probably will have the dual core, up to 720p screens, and pureview technology, but it will probably be 12-15 MP, 1 GB ram, 1600-1800 mah battery.

15. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

dream come true - lumia + pureview camera

8. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

the guy that did the interview needs to get slaped. his whole posture show he doesnt care what he has to say. He doesnt even look him in the eye and expects and answer

7. AbhiD

Posts: 891; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

just imagine how it would feel to hold a >4 inch screen phone with 18mm bulk in hands...

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

As the article refers to future Windows Phones, there would be a choice of screen sizes. The 808 PureView's screen is 4", plenty sizeable. It's a full half inch larger than an iphone's. As for bulk, I've been hearing the 808 is decently balanced and with the curved bulge is less noticeable than the setup on the N8 with its stand off bulge. Good cameras require space. Eventually the camera module will get smaller with the same quality, as more R&D goes towards it instead of being a side project

13. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Once again, it's 13.9mm thick. And it's much more comfortable to hold it than say SGS2, not even talking about SGS3. I already had 808 prototype in my hands 2 months ago, and it's on heavier side, but fits perfectly in hand.

4. santaclaus

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

please come before January of 2013. planning to get a new phone for my Chinese New Year! Lumia phone = phone with level Asian

5. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Yeah Asia Loves Nokia n Android (Not as much as Nokia but we still do)

3. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Something heavy is coming

6. AbhiD

Posts: 891; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Yup...!!! this is 2012 not 80's or 90's. A phone with a thickness of 18mm would be a total faliure in these days... anything more than 10mm is thick. On one side where other companies like sony, samsung, apple, htc, lg, motorola are going for better cameras while maintaining the slim waistline, this stupid nokia is continuously increasing thickness of phones

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

You do realize to fit that large of a sensor requires extra room, right? Its the same reason DSLRs don't fit in your pocket like a $100 point and shoot does. The tech will eventually slim down as all tech does, but considering just how much they fit in a relatively small area, I'm impressed. I'd have one and not care about the slight bulge because I know I have the best camera phone in the world, period.

12. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

First of all, Nokia 808 is 13.9mm thick. Another thing is that it's much more comfortable and fits much better in hand than those super-thin devices. What's the point of thin, but so wide device, that u can't comfortably use it with one hand ? Good for kids (games, movies) maybe. Not for serious use though. Some of my friends who have SGS2 or iP4/4S are complaining how fragile their devices are while taking photos. They're so thin u can't hold them properly.

14. AbhiD

Posts: 891; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

it's 18mm thick at the camera end... which is enough to completely ruin it's overall dimensions

2. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Bring it on, i'm ready

1. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Damn!! If Lumia comes with PureView in next 2 quarters I'll be so mad at myself for not waiting long enough :X.. Just got me a Lumia 800 n it has awesome written all over it. UI is freaking fluid...

11. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Im pretty sure Lumia PureView will not be ready before 2013.

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