Nokia 8 to take on Apple and Samsung with ‘bothie’ feature

The Nokia 8 introduces a Dual-Sight tool combined with video to be live streamed on social media feeds

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Nokia 8 to take on Apple and Samsung with ‘bothie’ feature Nokia 8 is also available in four colours, matte silver, polished blue, matte blue and polished copper. (HMD Global)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  August 17, 2017

Finnish company HMD Global unveiled the Nokia 8, its latest flagship smartphone aimed at the premium end of the market.

The Nokia 8 is interestingly going on sale in September, just after Samsung's launch of the Galaxy Note 8 and possibly after Apple's iPhone launch in the same month. Analysts predict that the Nokia 8 could potentially win over Samsung and Apple fans.

The smartphone itself is equipped with an unusual camera feature, dubbed ‘dual-sight'. Users will see a spilt screen view as the new camera function allows photos and videos to be captured using both the front and rear camera simultaneously.

HMD has called this 'Be less Selfie, be more Bothie', a different take to the typical selfie.

Other key specifications include a 5.3-inch display that runs on Google's Android O and includes 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory storage, with the ability to expand to 256GB.

Apart from the dual-sight tool, the camera is embedded with sensors made from Zeiss. Furthermore, the camera allows users to live stream directly to Facebook and YouTube with the Live icon, marking its support for live videos on social media.

It also has Ozo Audio which has three microphones to capture 360 degree sound. The Nokia 8 is also available in four colours, matte silver, polished blue, matte blue and polished copper.

The Nokia 8 is priced at $703 with availability in Europe in September. There is not price or launch date for the Middle East as of yet.

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