The Nokia 808 PureView looks set for an imminent UK debut, as Amazon begins takings pre-orders for the handset due for release end of this month.
Announced back in March at Mobile World Congress (MWC), the 808 is available for a wallet-busting £499 for the unlocked version and is expected to ship on June 30th, which comes amid reports a US launch will be announced within days.
The handset wowed crowds at MWC with its whopping 41-megapixel camera, which comes with the tried-and-true Carl Zeiss optics, a Xenon flash and full 1080p HD video recording.
Also on board is a four-inch AMOLED display with a 640 x 360 resolution, a 1.3GHz ARM 11 processor, a wide array of connectivity options (think: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, DLNA and so on) and last but not least, 16GB of internal storage which is expandable by a further 32GB via the microSD slot.
Alas, it runs on the dusty old Symbian operating system rather than Windows Phone, which has become Nokia’s platform of choice since its landmark partnership with Microsoft.
Still, camera addicts won’t care about that too much as long it produces the goods.
That said, it’s a lot of money to pay upfront for a relatively mid-range phone. If you’re looking to reduce your outlay, it’s advisable to wait for contract options to be announced, which we expect to happen in the next couple of weeks.