HMD Global's new flagship Nokia phone introduces front and rear camera 'bothies'.
(CCM) — HMD Global's new flagship Nokia 8 Android phone comes with a new "bothie" feature, according to an International Business Times report. Officially called "Dual-Sight," the "bothie" feature enables users to take photos or stream video using the handset's front and rear cameras simultaneously. "Bothies" have a 16:9 aspect ratio with the screen divided into two vertically to display both cameras' output side-by-side. "Dual-Sight" output can be streamed live to Facebook or YouTube directly from the phone, according to the company.
The Nokia 8 will run stock Android 7.0 Nougat and features two rear-facing 13 MP cameras and one 13 MP front facing one. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor and features 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The total storage capacity can be expanded using a microSD card. The phone's 3,090 mAh battery supports QuickCharge 3.0 via a USB Type-C port connection.
HMD Global has not yet set a release date for the product, but it has announced that in Europe it will be priced at 599 Euros. This converts to a price of about $700. However, because phones are typically cheaper in the U.S. due to sales tax and other differences, it is likely that the phone will finally hit the shelves at between $600 and $650.
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