Even as the Nokia PureView 808 is set be released into the market within the month, Nokia (NYSE:NOK) has reportedly extended its agreement with Carl Zeiss that may result to additional advances in the imaging technology of smartphones in the future. This was revealed recently by the company. The 41-megapixel camera sensor of the device is its most distinctive feature that makes it unique from other devices in the market.
Carl Zeiss worked on the development of the Nokia PureView 808 and it appears that Nokia will be collaborating with the company in the development of additional PureView products. The Nokia PureView 808, which was unveiled during the Mobile World Congress, will be initially available in the Indian and Russian market within the month.
Following the upcoming release of the Nokia PureView 808, some industry watchers are speculating on the possible development of a PureView smartphone that will feature the Windows Phone OS. The Nokia Smart Devices executive vice president, Jo Harlow, had revealed last March that a similar camera will be used on a Windows-powered device although no specific details were revealed.
According to Informa Telecoms & Media analyst Malik Saadi, the camera on the Nokia PureView 808 is remarkable and it will sensible for the camera to be ported into a Windows Phone device. This will allow Nokia to be distinguished from the other products in the market.
However it may not be possible for a Lumia smartphone featuring a similar camera as the Nokia PureView 808 to be released into the market before the end of the year. With the decreasing market share of the Symbian, the Nokia PureView 808 will likely become a product with its own niche in the market, Saadi added.
Nokia revealed that the Nokia PureView 808 will also become available in other international markets in the future although it did not reveal any specific release schedules.