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Nokia 808 PureView Released In May

Nokia announced on Thursday that it will begin to ship its new Nokia 808 PureView smartphone this month.

The device was launched in February of this year, and has gone on to winning both 'Best Mobile Device' at Mobile World Congress 2012, and 'Best Imaging Innovation For 2012' from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA).

The new Nokia handset features a whopping 41 high resolution megapixel sensor with Carl Zeiss optics and a new pixel oversampling technology. "At standard resolutions (2/3, 5 and 8 megapixels) this means the ability to zoom without loss of clarity and capture seven pixels of information, condensing into one pixel for the sharpest images imaginable," explained Nokia. "At high-resolution (38 megapixels maximum) it means the ability to capture an image, then zoom, reframe, crop and resize afterwards to expose previously unseen levels of details."

The 808 PureView also comes with full 1080p video with Nokia Rich Recording. Nokia claims this new audio recording technology rivals that provided by an external microphone. Consumers will also benefit form Dolby Headphone technology.

"PureView has completely raised the bar on imaging performance for the whole smartphone industry - and Nokia is not stopping here," commented Jo Harlow, Head of Smart Devices at Nokia. "We're going to carry on developing PureView for our future smartphones in ways that will again revolutionise the imaging experience."