Nokia 808 – 41 Megapixel coming in May 2012

Nokia has just announced their ground breaking 41 Megapixel camera with a phone built in. The device can take amazing 41 (effective 38) Megapixel still shots and a 1080p video recording capability. If you think your 12 Megapixel N8 is amazing, now is the time to stop thinking on those lines because this beast has a xenon flash as well.

Some of the amazing new features of Nokia 808 are listed below:

Nokia 808
Nokia 808 with 41 Megapixel Camera (Effective 38 megapixel)

– 38 Megapixel still camera with Carl Zeiss optics that take photos at 7152 x 5368 pixels resolution

– A much loved Xenon flash for amazing night shots

– 1080p video recording at 30fps with LED light for night videos

– 1.3 GHz ARM 11 Processor

– DLNA over WiFi

– Front facing VGA camera for video calls


Well for rest of the features it’s pretty much Nokia N8. You can find the list of features here.

Release Date and Price

According to the Nokia’s press release, the phone is expected to hit the market in May 2012. The expected launch price is Euro 500 but it will drop to 400 within a month of launch and will stay there. So if you are not itching hard to buy one, wait till July and you can get a better deal. This means that it’s launch price in Pakistan should be around Rs. 60,000 though it’ll normalize to around Rs. 45,000 till July 2012.

OS and Software

It may be a good news for the Symbian fans that this phone is still on a Symbian variant called Belle OS but I could be happier if this amazing piece of hardware was released on Microsoft’s Windows 7 or even Windows 8. If you are a Windows fan on smartphones, Nokia Lumia 900 is what you should be looking for this year.

Size and shape

The phone is no doubt bulky as compared to today’s phones coming out. Biggest bloated part is the rear camera, which is the biggest selling point but the weakest design part when it comes the shape of the phone. We will post more about it once we get a phone in our hand.

Should I Upgrade?

You should only switch to this phone if you are a  big fan of quality photos taken from your mobile. There’s no other reason to switch. Moreover if you are an Apple or Android user, please don’t consider switching, you will continue to blame me for the user experience rants. If you are an existing Nokia user with a Symbian phone, hell yes this is the upgrade for you. I think Nokia never wanted to make it a competition against others. For that they have Lumia 900