Thursday, 1 March 2012

MWC 2012: Nokia 808 PureView Wins “Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet” Award | Technology News

The most controversial device announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress exhibition, Nokia 808 PureView has just been awarded as “Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet,” by a jury of well-known journalists and analysts.

This is the first mobile phone to carry a 41-megapixel camera and will probably be the only one for a long time. That, or the competition will catch up with Nokia’s latest imaging technology, which won’t come as a surprise.

Nokia 808 PureView has just become the most advanced camera phone that will soon be available on the market. This is a Nokia Belle smartphone, but the Finnish company will probably bring the amazing technology to Windows Phone devices as well.

Those who thought that this monster camera phone embeds an 8-megapixel module, which can interpolate pictures to provide high detailed photos, will be “disappointed” to hear that the Nokia 808 PureView actually includes a 41-megapixel sensor.

This 41-megapixel module camera is five times larger than an 8-megapixel sensor, which is usually the standard for today’s modern smartphones.

The phone’s optics is built in collaboration with Carl Zeiss. The precision in this optics is up to ten times higher than that in typical lenses. Another breakthrough that made this 41-megapixel possible is the architecture used.

According to Damian Dinning, Nokia’s Head of Imaging Experience for Smart Devices, the PureView smartphone is handling over 1 billion pixels per second while recording a video, which is about 16 times more than the number of pixels used by other cameras.

Imagine that this can be done with a smartphone that packs a 1GHz single-core processor, complemented by a graphics processing unit, which is also supported by an additional imaging processor companion placed in the module camera itself.

All these three are working together to offer the most amazing pictures ever done with a mobile phone. Check out the video below for more details on how this is working.

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