Can you legitimately use your smartphone as a camera? You can when the phone in question boasts a market-leading 41-Megapixel sensor and kicks out images to rival any standalone compact camera. The Nokia PureView 808 is such a handset, and it’s just had a pre-order price slapped upon its curvy frame by UK retailer Clove. You keen? Read on to find out the details.
As we mentioned just after the launch of the PureView 808, the pictures that Nokia’s flagship Symbian handset is capable of producing is stunning. While your feelings on the Symbian OS may me akin to Marmite, there’s no denying the camera tech that’s been stuffed into its Carl Zeiss lens.
So what’s the damage? Clove has just posted the phone on its website for pre-order, with a VAT-inclusive price of £538.80. That’s not cheap, and it’ll be interesting to compare with the rest of the market when those prices come in. MobileFun’s price is a slightly more expensive £539.95, for instance.
That £500 price point puts the PureView in line with Micro-Four-Thirds cameras from the likes of Panasonic. The latter will outstrip the former for picture quality, but given you’ll have the PureView with you at all times, and that it’s also a sturdy smartphone, that cost makes sense. The Nokia PureView 808 is due to land early next month. Are you holding out for the ultimate camera phone? Let us know below.