Nokia Births the “Bothie”

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:

Performance
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Operating system: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
RAM: 4 GB

Storage
Internal memory: 64 GB
MicroSD card slot: Up to 256 GB

Display
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

Network
LTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO)

Connectivity
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

Audio
3.5mm headphone jack
3 mics

Battery
3090 mAh

Other
Splashproof (IP54)

Design
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…!

Links: Nokia

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