Consumers wanting to get their hands on Nokia’s 41-megapixel sensor camera phone, the 808 PureView, will need to fork out a tidy sum of $699, after the manufacturer revealed it would be available unlocked and unsubsidised through

American customers will be able to use an AT&T SIM card and though T-Mobile SIM cards will also be compatible, performance will be limited to 2G. 

Although the pricing refers to the US, it gives us Brits an idea of how much we’ll be expected to pay for the handset, and the messages is clear: get saving. 

Pre-sales for the handset will begin on in the week commencing 25 June, though interest can be registered here now.

The Nokia 808 PureView was originally announced at Mobile World Congress, where Pocket-lint got some hands-on time, and features Nokia’s “highest performance Carl Zeiss optics to date”.

The manufacturer claims that its PureView technology helps merge seven pixels to form one “pure” pixel, thus helping eliminate any visual noise. 

Nokia has spoken of its plans to implement its PureView technology in future handsets, including Windows Phone, hopefully for a price a tad more appealing.

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