Nokia 8 V 5G UW is the latest smartphone from HMD Global to offer super fast 5G speeds. With its odd name, the new Nokia phone is the second 5G phone in the company’s line-up after the Nokia 8.3 5G, but it is the first to offer mmWave bandwidth for 5G in addition to the regular sub-6GHz. The phone will be able to utilize the bandwidth for the fastest 5G speeds in some regions of the US, but availability is also limited.
HMD Global has partnered with Verizon to sell the Nokia 8 V 5G UW in the United States. This means that you will be subscribed to Verizon cellular services when you purchase this phone. Verizon offers 5G mmWave services that are only available in select locations. Since the smartphone is a Verizon exclusive, HMD Global will not launch the phone in other markets. But this is not necessary as it is an improved variant of the Nokia 8.3 5G which packs the mmWave technology.
The Nokia 8 V 5G UW costs $ 699.99 (around Rs 52,000) in the US. It’s only available in Meteor Gray and will go on sale November 12 through Verizon and Best Buy’s online and offline stores.
As for the specs, the Nokia 8 V 5G UW features a 6.81-inch 1080p PureDisplay with a hole in the top left. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core processor paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Nokia also offers Android 10 on this phone, but is expected to launch Android 11 software on this phone soon. There is a fingerprint sensor mounted on the power button of the device.
For photography, the Nokia 8 V 5G UW sports an array of four cameras including a 64MP main sensor, a 12MP ultrawide sensor, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. The smartphone also has a 24MP selfie camera housed inside the hole. You also have a dedicated Google Assistant button on the side. The Nokia 8V 5G UW packs a 4500mAh battery under the hood along with 18W fast charging. There is support for OZO-powered spatial audio.
The Nokia 8 V 5G UW is equipped with several sensors, including an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer and a proximity sensor. The smartphone also includes support for 5G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, USB-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack. The Nokia 8 V 5G UW measures 171.9 × 78.5 × 8.9 mm and weighs 226 grams.
Nokia 8 V 5G UW is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 765G processor and a four-camera setup on the back.
- HMD Global has launched a new Nokia device in the United States.
- The Nokia 8 V 5G UW comes with support for mmWave 5G networks for Verizon.
- It is essentially an optimized version of the Nokia 8.3 5G.