Phones

Is the Nokia 8 a worthy flagship phone? (The 3:59, Ep. 269)

Nokia is back with a sexy handset. Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is now available for preorders. And a total eclipse is on the way!

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A new Nokia flagship phone has arrived, marking yet another turnaround attempt for the brand. The gadget is sleek; it's got three 13-megapixel cameras; and it's ready to take split-screen videos. But is that enough for the Nokia 8 to break through in the tough phone market?

We also talk about the new Essential Phone, another smaller player trying to make it in the phone world. After a delayed launch, the device is now available for preorder

Plus: CNET put together some useful tips on watching this Monday's solar eclipse

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

Check out the extended shows on YouTube.

Is the Nokia 8 a worthy flagship phone? (The 3:59, Ep. 269)

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