The World Mobile Congress in Barcelona is buzzing with the launch of new mobile devices and technologies, the specs of the next Galaxy phone is one of the talking points so far at the Congress. Nokia which has been struggling to keep up with the competition from the likes of Apple, Samsung and LG has revealed a new phone with a whopping 41 Megapixel camera called 808 Pureview. This phone will not really help the Finnish manufacturer in overtaking Samsung or Apple anytime soon but is sure to create media frenzy for some time over the device.
Powered by Nokia’s new Symbian Bell Operating System and a 1.3 GHz processor, the device comes with a 4 inch AMOLED screen that will make the stunning images produced by the camera come to life (Click here to view the pure unedited test shots taken by the camera). The phone comes with 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 32 GB with the use of a Micro SD card; other notable features on the phone include Bluetooth 3.0, HDMI, TV-out, Near Field Communication (NFC) and 1080p HD playback and capture. For those who are worried about scratches on the phone, the screen is reinforced with Gorilla Glass which will make the phone heavily resistant to scratches and rough usage.
Despite the amazing resolution of the camera, the phone weighs in a mere 169 grams and the battery life on the phone is rated a 6.5 hours with 3G usage and 150 hours of standby time. This means that this phone should last a day or more on normal usage. Nokia claims that the sound and image reproduction on the phone can match the quality of studio quality cameras.
Only time will tell whether buyers would fancy buying this phone or will it turn out to be another one of Nokia’s failed attempts to bring back it’s fortunes.