Nokia unveils 41 MP camera smartphone
AGENCIES | London, February 28, 2012 13:43
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Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has unveiled a new smartphone with an unprecedented 41-megapixel camera.
The 450 Euros device, 808 PureView, runs on software that Nokia is reportedly phasing out in favour of the Windows Phone.
The new smartphone, which was announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, is expected to launch in Europe in May, The Telegraph reports.
With 41 MP, the phone is able to shoot images that Nokia claims can be printed in "poster size".
Files, however, condense four or five pixels into one, and Nokia claims they are smaller than equivalent products from rivals.
A Carl Zeiss lens shoots in continuous focus HD video, at 1080p.
Mary McDowell, the firm's executive vice president for mobile phones, said the company's engineers had been working on the product "for years".
She said it was "natural" to assume that its technology would be used in other Nokia products in the future.
McDowell added that while the device was larger than its rivals, it was still sized to fit in pockets, rather than replace a full-size camera.
According to the report, the device uses a 1.3GHz processor, comes with 16GB of storage and runs a 4" screen at 360 x 640, which is below HD resolution.