If this were any other Symbian phone, we would be looking at that large price tag with extreme skepticism, but the Nokia 808 PureView isn’t an ordinary Symbian phone. It’s packing Nokia’s PureView technology, bringing that famous 41 megapixel camera that stole the show at MWC 2012. We’ve seen some camera sample escape from China, and Nokia has put out a video comprised of photo and video footage from the 808 PureView.
The video features a mixture of photos from the 808 PureView, from well lit situations to low-light scenarios too. For the most part, the photos look good, although Nokia did skim over the low-light ones a little too quick for most people to appreciate them, possibly because they're not quite as flattering.
Sample footage shot using the 808 PureView can also be found towards the end of the video, although in our humble opinion it doesn’t fare quite as well. It looks fairly similar to what you would find on your typical smartphone, with lots of shakiness from unsteady hands to boot. Kudos to Nokia, though: most companies wouldn’t dare do the same with their own products.
The 808 PureView is expected to cost around £500 (~$805) and is expected to be released in the UK on May 14th. The handset won’t be hitting the United States, though.