Nokia shocked the wireless industry early today by introducing a smartphone whose camera features an unprecedented 41-megapixel sensor. The Nokia 808 PureView, as it’s known, is a Symbian Belle-powered handset with four-inch nHD ClearBlack AMOLED display, 16GB of storage, and class 10 pentaband HSDPA broadband data. And while the camera is capabale of capturing humongous images, the purpose of all those pixels is to bring more detail to smaller five- and eight-megapixel shots. The PureVieW sensor is said to pack the equivalent of seven pixels into one, enabling tight digital zooming and the ability to crop photos while still maintaining high overall quality. 808, whose camera tech should eventually find its way into Espoo’s Windows Phone lineup, also features Carl Zeiss optics and 1080p full HD video capture.
Two more features of note: Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1 surround, as well as Rich Recording for high quality audio capture said to mirror CD levels. Shipping in Black, White, or Red, 808 PureView will hit stores beginning in May for around 450 Euros.