Nokia preparing a PureView camera for Lumia handsets

The most talked about handset at this year’s Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona was undoubtedly the Nokia 808 PureView. This handset even managed to overshadow the quad-core beasts that rolled out from stables such as HTC and LG making one believe that camera optics can possibly dethrone speedy processors. At the time of the unveiling at MWC, Jo Harlow, Executive Vice President of Nokia Smart Devices, said, “Nokia PureView imaging technology sets a new industry standard by whatever measure you us. People will inevitably focus on the 41 megapixel sensor, but the real quantum leap is how the pixels are used to deliver breath-taking image quality at any resolution and the freedom it provides to choose the story you want to tell.” However, that is not the only aspect of this handset people are focusing on. Another point of concern for some is that it runs on a Symbian operating system as opposed to the Windows Phone platform that is being used by Nokia in recent times. But Harlow has now revealed that the brand indeed has plans for launching a Lumia handset with the PureView technology.

gigantic 41 megapixels sensor

Gigantic 41 megapixels sensor coming soon on a Nokia Windows Phone


As per a report by WPCentral, Executive Vice President, Jo Harlow has spoken to Finnish newspaper Aamulehti and when asked about when this technology will feature on a Lumia smartphone, she replied by stating, “I can not say precisely when, but it will not take very long.” In all probability, this technology will feature when the Windows Phone platform will receive the Apollo update as with this update which is due to rollout later this year will have vast improvements over the present version of the Microsoft OS. 

Here is a look at what the Symbian running Nokia 808 PureView features:


  • Nokia Symbian Belle OS
  • 4.0-inch display with a resolution of 360 x 640
  • 1.3 GHz processor
  • 1 GB ROM
  • 16 GB storage
  • 512 MB RAM
  • MicroSD card support up to 32 GB
  • 41 MP camera (38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels) AF, flash, 3x lossless digital zoom
  • Video recording at full HD 1080p at 30fps
  • VGA front facing camera with video recording capabilities at 30fps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, UPnP technology, Bluetooth v3.0
  • NFC
  • 1400mAh battery

Would you be excited if Nokia launched a Lumia handset with these kind of camera optics? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Published Date: Mar 06, 2012 09:08 am | Updated Date: Mar 06, 2012 09:08 am