Don’t expect a review, I don’t have a review unit (nor am I ever expecting one), and the phone has just been announced, it’s not available yet. But it caught my attention and I had to post this thing. Basically, we are talking about a camera with a phone attached to it, and not a particularly good one at that. You can read all the specs on Nokia’s page, it’s not using WP7, so if you were expecting a great smartphone out of this, looks like you’re out of luck. The most mind boggling thing is the camera, a 41 megapixel monster of a camera. To put some perspective, every picture taken at that resolution, will equal 62 MB of data. For each 1 GB you have of available storage (the phone has 16GB and can be expanded with microSD cards, up to 48GB), you can fit 16 photos.
Unless you are a professional photographer, I don’t see how this is useful to anyone taking pictures of their kids or just uploading stuff to Facebook or Twitter, but if you want this sort of thing, there you go. By the way, if you want to calculate the file size of a photo, based on the resolution, you can go to this page. There is a calculator there that is very useful.
Here is a gallery of the Nokia 808 PureView, a thin phone it isn’t.