Nokia comes knock­ing

Life & Style Weekend - - STUFF - with Ge­off Egan

NOKIA started its re­turn to smart­phones with a range of cheap, en­try level phones. But the new Nokia 8 is a re­turn to high-end flag­ship phones to tar­get Sam­sung, Google and Ap­ple.

The Nokia 8 is tar­get­ing heavy so­cial me­dia users – es­pe­cially livestream­ers. The an­droid phone will let you livestream or take pho­tos us­ing the front and rear cam­era si­mul­ta­ne­ously. To back that up the Nokia 8 has 13-megapixel front and twin rear cam­eras.

Whether what Nokia is call­ing a #bothie will catch on though is an­other mat­ter. The Nokia 8 might not be­come the same iconic bit of tech like the com­pany’s phone from the late ’90s and early 2000s, but it’s the first step in what could be a big come­back. Price $899.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

The Nokia 8 smart­phone.

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