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04/20/2012 07:28 pm ET

Nokia 808 PureView Ad Shows Off Gorgeous, Gargantuan Camera (VIDEO)

Sure, the future of Finnish phone-maker Nokia may be looking quite bleak at the moment, but some of its new smartphones are worth a second look -- and Nokia wants you to know.

In a bold move, the company shot a nearly two minute-long ad with the Nokia 808 PureView, first introduced to the world at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The device's standout feature: a gargantuan 41-megapixel camera outfitted with a Carl Zeiss lens.

With such a high-tech camera, the 808 sets a high bar for phones in terms of image- and motion-capture. Nokia's new ad for the PureView shows off a series of photos and videos taken with the device, most of which are pretty sharp and colorfully bright. Also highlighted was the ease with which users can share photos and videos on Facebook and Twitter or with other 808 phones.

According to CNET, the Nokia 808 PureView will cost about $870 and is the first smartphone to make use of PureView technology, "which marries multi-megapixel hardware with powerful photography-focused software."

In addition, The Next Web reports that the smartphone is set to be released in the U.K. in May. Among its other features are a 4-inch 640 x 360-pixel AMOLED screen, 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.

The 808 PureView runs on the Symbian platform, which Nokia is slowly ditching in favor of the Windows Phone OS. According to Mashable, Nokia has said it will eventually release another phone equipped with the same camera technology but running Windows.

Watch Nokia's gorgeous ad for the 808 PureView (above) and then check out more photos shot with the smartphone on Nokia's website.

What do you think of the Nokia 808 PureView? Let us know in the comments!

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