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Nokia PureView 41-megapixel camera tech coming to Windows Phone

The Gadget Show  Tuesday 06 March 2012

Nokia PureView 41-megapixel camera tech coming to Windows Phone

When Nokia unveiled the Nokia 808 PureView 41-megapixel camera phone, the question on everyones lips was why is such amazing camera technology appearing on the older Nokia Belle operating system, and not the new Windows phones. Fear not. Nokia has confirmed it will bring its PureView tech to its Windows Phone handsets.

It was last week at Mobile World Congress (MWC) where Nokia unveiled a new handset called the Nokia 808 PureView – a handset with a 41-megapixel camera that uses groundbreaking photo tech. The phone went on to impress all with its photo skills, also picking up a best of show award.

Nokia 808 PureView 41-megapixel camera phone: what you need to know

Despite the plaudits, Nokia’s decision to release the tech on the older Nokia Belle operating system, rather than on Windows Phone raised eyebrows. Why is this tech not coming to Nokia’s best phones? some asked.

Thankfully for Windows Phone fans, it is. Nokia’s Senior Vice President Jo Harlow has confirmed so in an interview with Finnish newspaper Aamulehti (via e’s Phoneblog): “I can’t say precisely when, but it will not take very long.”

That would mean we can expect to see future Nokia Lumia Windows Phones with added PureView integration. Whether that means the same spec 41-megapixel sensor, or a slightly stripped down version, is open to rumour.

Nokia Lumia handsets such as the Nokia Lumia 800 do not have a memory card slot. We predict that with future Nokia Lumia phones, that could change. Would you buy a 41-megapixel sensor-equipped Windows Phone?

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Nokia 808 PureView, Nokia, camera phone

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Ivan

Sounds like a very good plan but how can they launch a lumia with that much camera tech onboard seen as they haven't been able to get the software problems sorted on the lumia yet

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Tristan

I am only buying this phone because it is on Belle!! Old operating system?? Belles only been out a few months! People keep downing Belle, but i can tell you've never even tried it!! Very disappointed!!

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insaneman

i,ve been hoping for some time now the next good camera phone would not be running on symbian and would be running on windows,but i might suffer symbian for one last time before a better a camera is on a windows phone

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