The Nokia 808 PureView has received a price cut in India, and is now available for approximately Rs 9,000 less, at Rs 24,999. The revised price is reflected across popular online retail channels such as Flipkart and Saholic.

On Saholic, those who purchase the Nokia 808 PureView, priced at Rs 24,999, will receive the handset within four working days, and the retailer will ship it at no extra cost.  Consumer will also receive a 12-month manufacturer’s warranty with a proper bill. If one is interested in purchasing this handset, head over to the link here.

On Flipkart, the handset costs a rupee more, and sells for Rs 25,000. The wait for the handset is slightly longer with it being delivered in 8 to 10 business days. When one purchases this handset through Flipkart, one will get a one-year manufacturer’s warranty with the smartphone, and 6 months warranty with the in-box accessories. Click here to know how to go about buying this item from Flipkart.

The price of the smartphone dropped by a huge margin

The price of the smartphone dropped by a huge margin

For those not in the know, Nokia’s 808 PureView is the first smartphone in the world to come with a 41-megapixel camera. Other specs include a 1.3GHz ARM 11 processor with 512MB of RAM, and of course, the Symbian running operating system.  The phone has Dolby's Headphone Virtualizer and Digital Plus technology with 5.1 Surround sound, along with plenty of customisable settings and DSLR-like features. The 808 PureView is also the first handset ever that allows you to record in HD with 4x zoom, and 360p video recording allows you to go up to 12x zoom while recording. There will be free apps available for the camera to enhance its use – Silent Film Director, ColorizIT, Camera Lover Pack being some of them.

There had been a lot of buzz surrounding the handset and the talk was centred at the pricing. An image surfaced of a source page showing the price of the handset to be Rs 29,999. However, Nokia later rubbished this by stating that it outsources certain chores, and for that it has to give price-related information. So, in such cases, it furnishes a dummy price, and not the actual (true) price. In this case too, Rs 29,999 was a dummy price and the 808 Pureview will not be available for this price. That led many to wonder what the actual price of the device would be upon launch. A solid indication came in the form of an online retailer listing the price as Rs 32,000. However, when we contacted Nokia regarding the launch date, it informed us that the price and the launch date had not been revealed.

Other features of the handset include:

  • 4.0-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display with a 360 x 640 pixel resolution
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • 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 memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • 3.5mm handsfree socket

We had the opportunity to play around with a prototype of this handset and it left us more than impressed. The phone supports 1080p recording at 30fps, time interval shooting (for timelapse videos), instant sharing to Facebook, 38-megapixel shots, and an option to choose between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios. With the PureView, Nokia also introduced lossless digital zoom, and it worked like a charm on the phone. The USP of this phone clearly is the 41-megapixel camera.

Now, with the price of the handset reduced, would you go for the Nokia 808 PureView? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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