At Mobile World Congress, Nokia showed off the PureView 808 smartphone. It runs Symbian Belle and has (mostly) average internal specs. But there is one area in which the PureView excels: its camera. The Carl Zeiss camera comes in at an amazing 41MP. This makes for incredibly high-quality pictures, and to help make them even crisper, the phone brings those pictures down to an 8MP size.
Of course, the problem with the PureView 808 is that it runs Symbian. While many other countries' top smartphone platform is Symbian, it's just not very popular in the United States, which is still one of the world's fastest-growing smartphone markets.
Nokia has thought of us in the US, too, though. Jo Harlow, Nokia's Senior VP of Mobile Phones, came to the rescue today when she told a Finnish newspaper that there will be a Lumia Windows Phone with the same optics as the PureView. "I can’t say precisely when [the Windows Phone variant will launch], but it will not take very long," said Harlow.
I am glad that Nokia will be providing Windows Phone with such an incredible and breathtaking camera. Microsoft needs enticing hardware to lure customers away from Android and iOS, and having a camera that is the best one out there will surely help.[DailyTech]