Nokia working on Windows Phone 8-toting 41-megapixel smartphone?

News Ben Griffin 15:27, 10 Apr 2012

A slideshow suggests a Windows Phone smartphone with a 41-megapixel camera is definitely on the cards

A slideshow has revealed a mystery Nokia device that could combine Windows Phone 8 (Apollo) with the PureView 808's 41-megapixel camera.

The device, which was spotted by website Androsym, shows what looks like a very odd-looking phone. Next to that are specs, which indicate it has a 41-megapixel sensor, a Carl Zeiss lens and PureView imaging technology.

The bullet points also state the Nokia device, which is reportedly a concept, has 1080p Full HD video recording with Rich Recording technology, a dual core processor with an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit (GPU) and a 4.3-inch curved HD display.

Rounding off the package is the 'Microsoft Windows Phone operating system', to quote the slideshow.

If we take the specs as gospel, the Adreno 320 GPU comes on the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. It's what you get in the HTC One S and it's very fast.

Assuming this is released later this year, it will likely come with Windows Phone Apollo, which we think will be known as Windows 8. Microsoft has been keen to make sure the '7' name is dropped because of future versions, and with the release of the Windows 8 desktop and tablet operating system expected in October, it would make perfect sense to tie it all in.

Going back a step, the 41-megapixel camera was revealed at Mobile World Congress 2012 in the form of the Symbian-powered 808 PureView phone. If the released images are anything to go by, it will blow just about every smartphone camera on the market out of the water, and probably a fair few cameras as well.

We've yet to find out the authenticity of the slideshow slide but Nokia did say it would be using the technology in the future. It's more a case of when and not if. Let's hope whatever Nokia releases it looks better than what you can see above.

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