Nokia 808 PureView to launch in India, Russia this month

India and Russia will be the first two markets to get Nokia’s next generation imaginging-oriented phones — the Nokia 808 PureView.

Nokia said Nokia 808 PureView will start rolling out in May, starting with the two countries — now Nokia’s biggest markets.

The Nokia 808 PureView has a 41 megapixel camera with high-performance Carl Zeiss optics and new pixel oversampling technology and can take photographs that show details that are not readily visible to the human eye.

(Check out a sample picture from the PureView on Nokia’s website here.

The price of the 808 PureView has not been revealed yet, but is likely to be between Rs 41,000 and Rs 45,000 in India.

The phone was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year.

Unlike most other smartphones launched by Nokia recently, the PureView will not be based on Windows Mobile, but on the Symbian platform.

“At high-resolution (38 megapixels maximum) it means the ability to capture an image, then zoom, reframe, crop and resize afterwards to expose previously unseen levels of details. ,” Nokia said.

The Nokia 808 PureView also includes full HD 1080p video recording and playback with 4X lossless zoom.

“At standard resolutions (2/3, 5 and 8 megapixels) this means the ability to zoom without loss of clarity and capture seven pixels of information, condensing into one pixel for the sharpest images imaginable,” Nokia added.

The Nokia 808 PureView also has “exclusive Carl Zeiss optics, and Nokia developed imaging algorithms”

Since its launch in February, the Nokia 808 PureView has received multiple awards, including Best Mobile Device at Mobile World Congress 2012, as well as an award for Best Imaging Innovation for 2012 from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA).

“PureView has completely raised the bar on imaging performance for the whole smartphone industry – and Nokia is not stopping here,” said Jo Harlow, Head of Smart Devices at Nokia. “We’re going to carry on developing PureView for our future smartphones in ways that will again revolutionize the imaging experience.”

In addition to superior still imaging technology, and the world’s first use of Nokia Rich Recording. Rich Recording enables audio recording at CD-like levels of quality, previously only possible with external microphones. The Nokia 808 PureView also has exclusive Dolby Headphone technology, transforming stereo content into a personal surround sound experience over any headphones and Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1 channel surround sound playback.