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Nokia To Roll 41-megapixel Sensor To Lumia Windows Phone Handsets

Nokia has revealed that it will bring its stunning Pureview technology to its Lumia handset after having launched it at Mobile World Congress last week on a Symbian-based Nokia 808 Pureview handset.

Back then, Jo Harlow, Executive Vice President of Nokia Smart Devices, stated that "Nokia PureView imaging technology sets a new industry standard by whatever measure you us. People will inevitably focus on the 41 megapixel sensor, but the real quantum leap is how the pixels are used to deliver breath-taking image quality at any resolution".

Now Harlow has confirmed (via Finnish website Aamulehti) that Windows Phone Lumia handsets will indeed receive Pureview technology at some point in the future - no dates confirmed - adding yet another unique selling point to the range.

It came as a surprise that Nokia chose Symbian to launch such a ground breaking technology rather than Windows Phone given the company's clear commitment to the latter and the rather bleak future of the former.

There are currently four Windows Phone handsets from Nokia, the 610, 710, 800 and 900. The next release window is likely to happen with the launch of Windows Phone Apollo, the eighth iteration of Microsoft's mobile platform, in the second half of the year.

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