Nokia 808 PureView now up for pre-order in the US, ships on July 8

The Nokia 808 PureView with its insane 41 MP camera sensor can now be pre-ordered in the US. This follows the official announcement that it was headed over there from a couple of days ago, and the pricing details which emerged yesterday.

So if you’re interested in picking up one of the most unique smartphones in the world, you can head over to Amazon right now and do just that. The price, like we told you yesterday, is $699. The phone will start shipping on July 8.

If you pre-order, you’ll be getting an unlocked device which you can use on AT&T (complete with HSPA+ support, but not LTE), and T-Mobile, though it’s unclear which speeds you’ll be able to attain on that particular network. Yesterday Nokia said that only 2G/EDGE on TMo was possible, but today the company’s blog post on the matter was edited to say that it should work fully on the magenta carrier as well. Which would be fine, except the 808’s official specs still say nothing about supporting the 1700 MHz 3G band (also known as AWS), which is crucial for 3G/4G/HSPA on T-Mobile.

So if that’s your carrier of choice, proceed with caution. If it’s AT&T, you shouldn’t have any worries. Needless to say, the PureView won’t work on Sprint or Verizon.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • Anonymous

    Nokia Conversation has already corrected this incorrect spec sheet. The 808 has the same PENTABAND 3G and QUADBAND 2G GSM frequencies as the N8. It will work on T-mobile’s HSDPA 3.5G network.