Selfie or rear camera: why don’t we have both?

Selfie or rear camera: why don’t we have both?


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Want to up your selfie game? The new Nokia 8 device offers a unique ‘bothie’ feature

Nokia is back! The tech giant that brought us the ever reliable 3310, monophonic ringtones and hours of Snake II has today released a flagship device, the Nokia 8.

The Nokia 8 includes a new dimension of sound and innovative engineering, alongside a truly revolutionary feature that will change the selfie game. Dual-sight video allows both the front and rear-facing cameras to record simultaneously. Gone are the days of stopping and starting, and flicking between two different screens; introducing the #bothie.

While you might be thinking that Nokia has possibly employed the girl from the Old El Paso ad, it really came down to the ever changing way that people are creating and consuming content across social platforms. "We know that fans are creating and sharing live content more than ever before, with millions of photos and videos shared every minute on social media," Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer of HMD Global explained. "People are inspired by the content they consume and are looking for new ways to create their own."

Now you can be at a concert, film the band playing as well as you singing along and live stream this to all of your Facebook friends so that no one will miss the experience. The word game-changer is used all too often, but I think it can safely be applied here.

Image courtesy of HMD

The release of the Nokia 8 smart phone comes just one week before Samsung is expected to unveil their next smartphone (following the disastrous Note 7 event). Apple is also reportedly preparing to announce their latest iPhone in September.

The Nokia 8 is available for pre-order from JB Hi-Fi August 18. 

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