Nokia have a lot to boast about with their 808 PureView. Not only does it have Carl Zeiss optics, but it has a 41 megapixel camera sensor.
What can they do with 41MP? More than you think. The first selling point is that you can take massive photos, up to 38MP in size. Sure, it loses 3MP somewhere, but 38MP is not to be sniffed at, especially since this is a phone.
The second is more interesting. If you take a normal resolution photo (8MP or less), it condenses 7 pixels of information down to one. You may lose picture size but you gain sharpness. Apparently. If we get one we’ll test that out.
Other more pedestrian additions include full HD 1080p recording and playback, 4x lossless zoom, Nokia “Rich Recording” (CD-like, according to them) and Dolby Headphone.
Not quite a death knell to the normal camera just yet, but it’s certainly a step in that direction.
Press release and photos after the jump.