In what seems to be a one of a kind in smartphones, Nokia has unveiled at the Mobile World Congress a smartphone that has a 41 megapixel camera. Yes, you heard it right. It is a monstrous 41 MP camera inside a smartphone. It came as a huge surprise to most at the conference when Nokia unveiled the Pureview 808 because many were expecting Nokia to go gung ho about the new Windows Phone devices that it has been so actively marketing. But apart from the Windows Phone based devices (Lumia 610 and 900) Nokia slipped this one through and this caught everyone’s attention not just because of the 41 MP camera but also because the OS is not a Windows Phone OS and is based on its trusted platform – the Symbian.
Obviously Nokia is not looking at mass production of these phones neither is it expecting mass adoption by the consumers. It is targeting those professional photography consumers who would like a smartphone to match their photographic skills. So don’t expect to see a lot of these in the market. Infact if it fades away into oblivion then don’t be surprised. Then why did Nokia spend all this money in creating a phone? For starters, it wants to prove a point to the iPhones, Androids and Blackberry that Nokia is still a force to reckon with when it comes to mobile innovation. It is making some serious dents in the smartphone industry by selling 2.7 million Lumia phones in the fourth quarter last year. Now it wants to reinstate its brand name by displaying innovations that no one has ever thought before.
41 MP camera phone? Gosh!! I have to see it to believe it.