Nokia Lumia PureView Windows Phones confirmed
The Nokia 808 PureView excited and surprised many with its 41-megapixel sensor camera. The only downside is that up until now, the tech has been restricted to the Nokia Belle operating system. Not any more. Nokia confirmed that it’s to bring its PureView camera skills to future Nokia Lumia Windows Phones. Read on to discover why it’s worth getting excited about.
Nokia’s PureView imaging technology is genuinely amazing. It lets users take stunning photos with no loss of detail when zooming. The result is the most detailed shots ever taken on a camera phone. The technology has now been confirmed for upcoming Nokia Windows phones.
Nokia US president Chris Webb confirmed as much, saying “you can expect we’ll be bringing PureView technologies to the Windows Phone platform and Lumia devices,” adding that Nokia is “absolutely committed to doing that”.
Interestingly Webb has not confirmed whether the new PureView Windows Phones sensors will be the same 41-megapixel affair seen on the Nokia 808 PureView, or a smaller version, stripped down to avoid unnecessary bulk. As we’ve previously seen in a number of smartphones – the more megapixels – the less pocket-friendly the device.
It’s also not known whether the new phones will be branded as Lumia PureView phones, or simply be Nokia Lumia Windows Phones carrying the tech. Whatever happens, Nokia fans can be pleased that even more of us will get to try out the new photo tech for ourselves without being forced to use Nokia’s Nokia Belle operating system. A little choice is never a bad thing.
Nokia hasn’t said when the PureView-toting Windows Phones are likely to arrive. It could be a while – we’re still waiting for the Nokia 808 PureView to land in UK stores on 21 June.
For non-Nokia super cameraphone alternatives look no further than our Top 5 camera phones for summer 2012 feature, where you’ll see that the 808 PureView isn’t the only cameraphone to be seen with in the coming months.
You’ve got the Samsung Galaxy S3, Apple iPhone 4S and the Sony Xperia S among others, with its 12.1-megapixel sensor and features to match even dedicated digital cameras. Read about them all at the link below.