Nokia PureView 808

At the Mobile World Congress on Monday, Finland-based handset manufacturer Nokia unveiled a 41-megapixel smartphone - the PureView 808 - which gives the users the ability to click pictures at 5-, 8- and 38-megapixel resolutions.

Equipped with Carl Zeiss optics, the 41-megapixel sensor of PureView 808 allows the users to blow up pictures or zoom in with much greater detail than the other smartphones. In fact, the phone's 1/1.2-inch CMOS sensor is bigger than sensors found in most of the classy compact digicams like Fujifilm's FinePix X10 and Panasonic's Lumix LX-5.

With the PureView 808 camera app offering three modes - automatic, creative, and scene -, the users can click clearer pictures in dim-light conditions with hardly any noise. The sensor mode has two setting, namely, PureView and full-resolution. The PureView mode enables users to click 3-, 5- or 8-megapixel pictures; while the full-resolution mode boasts 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio to capture images 34-megapixel and 38-megapixel images respectively.

The new Nokia PureView 808 also brings aboard the Dolby Headphone technology which chiefly facilitates the transformation of stereo content into a personal surround-sound experience over any headphone set, along with Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1 channel surround sound playback.

While the camera of the PureView 808 is apparently the most impressive feature of the handset, some of the other features include a 4-inch ClearBlack nHD screen with Gorilla Glass protection; the Symbian Belle operating system, and a 1.3GHz single-core processor.