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Nokia 808 PureView steals the show at Mobile World Congress

Trying to regain its lost market share, Nokia also announced Lumia 610, the cheapest Windows Phone till date, at the Mobile World Congress.

twitter-logoNidhi Singal | March 13, 2012 | Updated 19:25 IST

Nokia 808 PureView, the latest offering from the handset maker and a successor to Nokia N8, stole the show at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with a 41 megapixel sensor, unheard of in mobile phones.

Trying to regain its lost market share, Nokia also announced Lumia 610, the cheapest Windows Phone till date.

Nokia Lumia 610Nokia Lumia 610
Nokia's fourth Windows Phone offering is meant to take the new OS to the masses. Aimed at the younger audience, the Lumia 610 will run on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, but with lower specifications. The

device will be powered by 800Mhz processor along with 256 MB RAM. The 3.7-inch capacitive display will feature the Metro UI which will provide instant access to social networks and bringing all mobile, email, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn contacts into one place.

Browsing the Web with the Internet Explorer, navigating with Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport and downloading apps from Windows Phone Marketplace will also be just a swipe away.

Expected to be available in white, cyan, magenta and black, the Lumia 610 is priced at EUR 189 (roughly around Rs 10,000) and will hit stores in the second quarter of 2012.

Nokia 808 PureViewNokia 808 PureView
Taking imaging to a new high is the Nokia 808 PureView, the first smartphone featuring a high-resolution 41 MP sensor with Carl Zeiss optics, combined with a new pixel oversampling technology.

Not to be confused with a 41 MP camera, this smartphone has a large sensor and using Pixel oversampling, it combines many pixels to create a single pixel. This process virtually captures all details while filtering away the visual noise from the image.

Other benefits include lossless zoom and superior low light performance. The default shooting resolution of the PureView mode is 5 MP in 16:9 aspect ratio, but users will also have an option to capture images in 2 MP and 8 MP resolutions.

Also, the images clicked from the 808 PureView will let user access 3x lossless zoom for stills and 4x zoom in full HD 1080p videos.  

However, this innovative technology has been loaded on a Symbain Belle device for now and not the Windows Phone.

The 808 PureView will also feature a 4.0 inch touch display, 16GB onboard storage along with 1.3GHz processor and 512 MB RAM.

Courtesy: Gadgets & Gizmos

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