This is the gimmick that Nokia is using to pitch their new flagship model 8, which was finally made official late yesterday. From the camera app you can access both the front and rear-facing camera feeds simultaneously in a 50/50 split window, like you see you above. “Bothies” can be photos, recorded video or even live video streamed to Facebook and/or YouTube.
If nothing else, it’s an apt demonstration that the camera modules on either side of the phone are identical—though there’s an additional monochrome sensor on the back. Die-hard Nokia fans will probably be most interested in the ZEISS logo on the rear camera assembly.
Here are details on the camera and other specs:
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Operating system: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
RAM: 4 GB
Internal memory: 64 GB
MicroSD card slot: Up to 256 GB
Size and type: 5.3” IPS QHD
Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Material: Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 2.5D Glass
Camera and flash
Primary camera: 13 MP (Colour + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono), dual tone flash
Front-facing camera: 13 MP PDAF, display flash
LTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO)
Connectivity: Type C, USB 3.1 (5Gbps)
BT 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, NFC, ANT+
SIM slot: 1 nano-SIM slot + 1 nano-SIM or 1 MicroSD card slot
3.5mm headphone jack
Size: 151.5mm x 73.7mm x 7.9mm
Colors: Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper
The Nokia 8 will be available for purchase on September 6th with a price tag of €599 EUR, or about $700 USD. Here’s the bad news: Nokia has no immediate plans to bring their flagship to North America. Could be good news for grey market importers, though…!