PureView technology developed by Nokia for its Symbian 808 smartphone will soon be availabel on Windows Phone.
At the Mobile World Congress (MWC), Nokia introduced several smartphones including a Symbian Belle FP1 having the feature of taking a 41 megapixel sensor. Called the Nokia 808 PureView and developed in collaboration with the photo specialist Carl Zeiss, the latter would more accurately capture photos in 3, 5 or 8 megapixel camera with an oversampling technology to condense 7 pixels within a single pixel. Concretely this mechanism greatly increases the quality of digital zoom and offers a better rendering of images taken in shaded areas.
Jo Harlow, vice president at Nokia, says that this technology will reach its next Windows Phone. “I can not tell you when but it will be soon,” explains Ms. Harlow.
PureView Technology will directly be embedded within Windows Phone Apollo expected in the fourth quarter. If this happens, it would further differentiate the smartphone manufacturer on the market.