Nokia 808 PureView cameraphone coming to UK, US

Mobile phone photographers, take note. The Nokia 808 PureView, aka the highest resolution cameraphone ever, is coming to the UK.

Nokia has revealed that the 41-megapixel 808 will be available for purchase in the UK unlocked and sim-free through Amazon for the hefty price tag of £499.98.

In the UK, the device is set for a 30 June release, and will be available in either black or white options.

Nokia unveiled the phone in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and it quickly garnered attention for its 41-megapixel camera, which takes incredibly high-res images. The camera can "combine up to seven pixels into one 'pure' pixel, eliminating the visual noise found on other mobile phone cameras," Nokia said.

The 808 can also capture 1080p video at up to 4X zoom and has "CD quality" audio recording. It has a 4in, 640 x 360 pixels touch screen as well as a 1.3GHz processor and 16GB of memory, plus a memory card slot.

On the downside, the device is somewhat bulky and runs on the decade-old Symbian operating system, which Nokia is in the process of phasing out in favour of Windows Phone.

The 808launched globally in May, with the exception of North America. Nokia has since announced it is bringing the device to the US in response to consumer interest. Nokia did not provide an exact date for the 808's US arrival, but Amazon will begin taking pre-orders later this week. Users can alsosign upnow to be notified when the 808 goes on sale in the States.