Nokia Conversations' 41 million hint points to new imaging flagship

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Nokia's official blog, Nokia Conversations, has announced that it will be hosting a live stream of Nokia's July 11th "zoom reinvented" event. As we previously reported Nokia is expected to unveil a new Windows Phone based imaging flagship using the same camera technology as in the Symbian based Nokia 808 PureView.

Nokia Conversations provides further evidence for this event being the launchpad for a new imaging flagship by including an image that suggests there are 41 million reasons as to why you may want to watch the live stream of the event. Not so co-incidentally there 41 million pixels in the Nokia 808 PureView's camera module sensor, all but confirming that a similar specified camera module will be used in the new device.

As a reminder here's what we said about the camera technology in our last post:

The Nokia 808 PureView used its 41 megapixel sensor to enable a lossless 3x zoom (5 megapixel image capture), something that would seem to qualify as zoom reinvented. Nokia has repeatedly said that this first implementation of PureView would be used in future products and it seems the Finnish company is now going to deliver on that promise by introducing a Windows Phone 8 version of the world's most advanced camera phone.

It's worth remembering that zoom was only part of the Nokia 808 PureView story. There was also a capability to capture images at resolutions up to 38 megapixels, but arguably the most significant was the pixel oversampling technique used by the camera that produced 5 megapixel images from the 41 megapixel sensor by combining up to seven pixels into one super-pixel. This oversampling technique resulted in images with very low levels of digital noise, and unparalleled detail and colour accuracy, and has become the benchmark by which all camera phones are judged.

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Source / Credit: Nokia Conversations