While the net has been buzzing about the launch of Nokia’s PureView 808 mobile, it appears that the information regarding the launch and price is inaccurate. 

According to Nokia, the company has neither launched the device officially into the Indian market nor have they announced a price tag for it. The handset has the mobile community eagerly waiting thanks to its latest advancements in mobile phone camera technology. 

The price has also been a cause of some concern igniting rumours across the web community with unconfirmed numbers. Initially the 808 was touted to be priced at Rs. 29,999 after which the information was refuted and a pre-order price of Rs. 32,000 was announced. Nokia has informed us that the handset will be announced soon and will also be available for sale both online and in stores soon after. An official date was not mentioned but we’re estimating that the 808 will be announced for the Indian audience sometime in the first half of June. 

gigantic 41 megapixels sensor

Subject of much discussion – especially regarding price

Since we have tested the prototype, considering all the features the handset packs in it seems like it could be worth the wait. The device, much like the Nokia N8, is centred around the camera that features – full HD video recording @30fps (and 1080p video playback) with time interval shooting (for timelapse videos), instant sharing to Facebook, 38 megapixel shots, 4X lossless digital zoom Nokia Rich Recording that enables audio recording at CD-like levels of quality, previously only possible with external microphones. Sample shots with the handset can be found here.

Along with a 1.3 GHz ARM 11 processor and 512 MB of RAM running Nokia’s Belle OS, here are some of handsets other specs – 

  • 4.0-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display with a 360 x 640 pixel resolution
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi
  • GPS with A-GPS support for Nokia Maps
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, USB 2.0
  • 41 megapixel camera with Xenon flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • 16GB internal storage with Memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • 3.5 mm handsfree socket

Stay tuned to this space for the latest updates on the soon to be launched Nokia 808 PureView smartphone.

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