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GLOBAL – The Nokia 808 PureView has a truly mind-blowing camera. If you don’t know that by now, where have you been hiding? Not only does it use a 41-megapixel camera to capture what’s called a pure pixel, it also uses something called Rich Recording to capture pure sound. We think that the result is the richest sound you’re likely to have heard from a mobile phone.

Before we go into some of the details, we’d suggest you press the play button on the video above.

Done that?

Hearing is believing, as the video above demonstrates. It shows the Nokia 808 PureView pitched against two other competitor devices to record the sounds of a singing group, a car engine and a rock band playing a track.



What you’ll notice is that the recordings from the Nokia 808 PureView are considerably better than the other devices.

What makes Nokia Rich Recording different to any other current high-end smartphone is the ability to record sound without distortion at around 140-145db. Most current smartphones record up to 110db. The Nokia 808 PureView records at volumes four times louder than conventional microphones.

The lower bass sounds are also captured without distortion and by combining the upper and lower range together you’re left with the full range of sounds. The result is almost CD-like quality.

Nokia 808 PureView

Given that the Nokia 808 PureView is capable of capturing some amazing HD footage with the video camera, the addition of true stereo sound makes the phone a great movie-making device.

The Nokia 808 PureView will be the first phone to feature Nokia Rich Recording technology, however we’ll be seeing it introduced to the rest of the smart devices portfolio in the future.

Are you looking forward to experiencing Nokia Rich Recording for yourself? Let us know, below.