Nokia 808 PureView White back and front Future Nokia PureView handset could be slimmer, with different camera sensor

A Nokia head, discussing the Nokia PureView, mentioned that future models would be thinner, and wouldn't necessarily boast the same 41 MP camera.

A Nokia head, discussing the Nokia PureView, mentioned that future models would be thinner, and wouldn't necessarily boast the same 41 MP camera.

If there was ever a device to enrage and inspire photography enthusiasts, it’s the Nokia 808 PureView. Legitimately impressive for its incredible 41 megapixel camera, the device is bound to provoke the learned to say over and over again, "It's not about megapixels!"

Nokia 808 PureView White back and front Future Nokia PureView handset could be slimmer, with different camera sensor

However much truth there is in that statement, it didn't stop the PureView from creating quite a commotion, and doesn't change the fact that 41 MP truly makes for one impressive smartphone camera.

In addition to the incredible stills, the PureView also offers 1080p video recording with lossless 4X zoom.

Although the PureView hasn't even been released yet, people are already talking about its future, dreaming of all the incredible things to do with such an optically inclined handset. One of the biggest hopes in the eye of fans right now is that the PureView will eventually be coupled with Windows Phone. Right now, the device is running on Symbian.

Whether Symbian is a bad or good thing is certainly a matter of opinion, and both sides have legitimate ideas about it. But whatever Symbian might be, it isn't the most fashionable mobile OS in the world these days.

The last news about the suggested coupling of the PureView and Windows Phone suggested that such a device might not exist until 2013. The PureView's Head of Product Marketing, Vesa Jutila, spoke on the device. While he did not address Windows Phone on the PureView, he did mention that the future may hold slimmer PureView handsets. This is certainly not bad news for those hoping for a Windows Phone PureView, since the current bulk of the device may be why it hasn't happened yet.

In addition, Jutila said that future PureView products "would not necessarily have the same 41-megapixel sensor".

Whatever this ambiguous statement means is anyone's guess – surely nobody would object to a few megapixels being chopped off of the goliath 41, if that's what he's talking about. But any case, a little compromise leading to a Windows/Nokia deal could be beneficial to both companies. Windows would have a profitable phone under their belt, and Nokia a profitable OS.

Source: ITProPortal