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Nokia Nokia showcases world’s first 42MP camera phone at Mobile World Congress

Nokia showcases world’s first 42MP camera phone at Mobile World Congress

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Nokia is really starting to make waves in the mobile industry and bringing out the biggest and best at the Mobile World Congress is all part of the game.  The new entry-level smartphone is one of a kind and features a 41MP camera with a Carl Zeiss f/2.4 lens.  The new smartphone runs on an updated version of the Windows Phone software.  The Symbian based Nokia 808 PureView also features pixel-oversampling and Nokia-developed algorithms that enhance the camera’s overall performance.  The 41MP camera sensor makes it possible to take an image and zoom to a cropping point without losing any clarity in the shot, in order to create high-resolution photos.

The camera’s sensor is so advanced that it allows for 3x lossless zoom for photos, 4x lossless zoom for 1080p video, 6x lossless zoom for 720p video and an amazing 12x lossless zoom for 640×380 videos.  Taking a picture at the maximum megapixels allows the user plenty of room to zoom, resize, crop or reframe a shot to show deeper levels of detail.  The pixel oversampling takes seven pixels and combines them into one to take out any visual noise which takes out the grainy part of photos that are taken in low light conditions.  The Nokia 808 does come with a Xenon flash for photos and LED lighting for recording video clips.

Putting the camera aside, other features include a fantastic sound system on the phone that delivers Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround decoding and Dolby Headphone technology.  The technology incorporates Rich Recording Technology that brings “CD-like” sound quality to the smartphone.  All the sound technology together offer a true surround sound experience through the headphones from stereo or multichannel content that might be viewed on the screen.

The other specs that also come with the new Nokia 808 include a 4-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, with a 640×360 pixel resolution.  The phone has 16GB of expandable memory via the microSD card slot, support for DLNA, HDMI, NFC and Wi-Fi connections.  A single core ARM 11 processor powers the Nokia 808 along with a graphics processor and 512MB of RAM.  The mobile browser included with the Belle based Symbian operating system includes support for HTML, HTML5, XHTML, WAP 2.0, Flash Lite, Javascript 1.8 and XML.  At this point there is no word where the phone will end up or at what price it will be available at.

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