BARCELONA: The Nokia Pureview 808, boasting a 41-megapixel camera, has been one of the surprise announcements at Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year.
The 4in device may look like a slightly chunky Symbian handset, but underneath the bulk is a 41-megapixel sensor that is capable of taking shots of up to 38-megapixels in quality.
Nokia claims that the optics that have been incorporated into the handset are unparalleled, and although we were initially a little sceptical, having seen the technology in action, we were bowled over, particularly with the zoom quality as seen around the two minute mark.
The picture quality on offer needs to be seen to be believed, with users able to zoom in on the smallest of details after a shot has been taken and still see details in super high-quality.
This is by far the best camera on a phone we have seen, but whether users will be willing to fork out close to £600 for a SIM-free device running Symbian remains to be seen.
However, it is a tantalising insight into the possible future developments coming to smartphones in the not-too-distant future.
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