Nokia 808 Pureview prototype hands-on at Dolby Experience Lounge – FICCI ’12, Mumbai
Oh yes, that wasn’t a finished device, just a prototype. But we couldn’t resist ourselves to hands-on that unfinished device because of the curiosity and excitement on finding the 41MP phone at Dolby Experience Lounge today, it was the first time 808 was showcased in India. The inside was the worst thing we could find throughout the hands-on – the Belle OS. Okay the OS wasn’t really responsive as it was a prototype device, but it really ruined the whole excitement of the hands-on. The phone was sluggish at many moments, especially when the camera app was opened. We snapped a pic over there from Pureview at 38MP (no, we couldn’t change the resolution as many functions of the camera app were dead at that very moment). The pic had an impressive level of details, especially on the focused object, but the colors were very rich. We can’t call it natural, but the picture indeed had very rich colors. Obviously you could change color effect and whitebalance to make the picture more natural or near to it, but we couldn’t dig in it so nicely.
We were invited at FICCI 2012 by Dolby for their Dolby Experience Lounge where they demoed some Nokia devices that are incorporated by Dolby’s sound technology, Pureview on the demo was one of those devices.
808 has a 4 inch display, the touchscreen of this prototype wasn’t really responsive and maybe that’s the reason why we couldn’t get the feel of a capacitive touchscreen. It’s AMOLED by the way. Going further, the front is damn glossy with corning gorilla glass layered over it – looked good. The rear is nice to hold because of the hard and rough plastic material used for battery cover. You all know about the 41MP camera sensor by now, if not dig in to this link. A micro-HDMI port is at top along with a micro-USB and 3.5mm audio jack. Volume rocker, sleep slider and a camera button are on right side of the phone.
That’s all we have, but be aware that it was a hands-on of a prototype, an unfinished device. The phone will start shipping by second quarter of this year.