MWC 2012: The latest news
Panasonic Eluga Power
Having announced its return to the European smartphone market with the Eluga at its European conference in Hamburg, Panasonic unveiled the follow up Eluga Power at MWC.
Featuring a bevy of high-end innards the Eluga Power will be the Japanese manufacturer’s new flagship handset, with a dual-core processor and ultra fast charging times.
On the larger side of the smartphone bracket, it has a 5-inch 1280 x 720p HD LCD display with a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 dual-core processor, and is just 9.6mm thick and 133g in weight.
It is able to reach a 50 per cent charge following just 30 minutes connected to the mains, and the 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera has 1080p Full HD video recording capabilities.
It will land running Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, have NFC on board, and is water and dustproof.
The Nokia 808 PureView 4-inch Belle smartphone comes with a mammoth 41MP sensor on the back, making it one of the highest resolution cameras to be put on a smartphone.
With a 4-inch high-resolution screen the 808 PureView is powered by a 1.3GHz single-core processor with 512MB of RAM and 16GB of storage for all those high-res images – and runs on Symbian.
Of course what everyone will be talking about is that camera. With a 41MP sensor the Nokia 808 PureView camera utilises some rather clever sub-pixel wizardry to squeeze a 41MP resolution into a 16:9 ratio.
That means of course full-HD recording in 1080p as well as 4x lossless zoom which will be a welcome addition considering smartphone cameras often suffer when zooming.
The lower end Nokia Lumia 610 Windows Phone smartphone was also introduced at the show. It features an aluminium body with a 3.7-inch screen 800x400 display.
With just 256MB RAM this is the first example of a Windows Phone handset that has gone below the previous specs bar set in place by Microsoft, Nokia have assured that apps still run comfortably minimising fragmentation.
It does however come with 8GB of storage so there's plenty of space for songs and apps while Nokia is offering 25GB of free SkyDrive cloud storage as well.
It will arrive in Q2 for around £200.
The Finnish firm also announce that the Nokia Lumia 900 will hit the UK later this year.