Finland’s HMD Global has launched the Nokia 8 V 5G UW. After the Nokia 8.3 5G, the new Nokia 8 V 5G UW smartphone is the company’s second 5G phone. It is the first model in the Nokia portfolio to support mmWave 5G network alongside sub-6GHz. HMD has introduced the Nokia 8 V 5G UW specifically for US carrier Verizon and apart from carrying support for Verizon’s Ultra-Wideband network, the new Nokia phone is basically a tweaked version of the Nokia 8.3 5G which was launched in March.
Nokia 8 V 5G UW price and specifications:
Nokia 8 V 5G UW has the price tag of $699.99 which is approx. Rs. 52,000. The phone is available in Meteor Grey colour and will be available for sale from November 12. It will be available for purchase through Verizon’s website, app, local retailers and Best Buy in the US. It will not be available in global markets, keeping in mind the Verizon exclusivity.
The Nokia 8.3 5G was launched with a starting price tag of EUR 599 which is approx. Rs. 52,500 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant globally.
The Nokia 8 V 5G UW runs on Android 10 and is assured to get an update to Android 11. It is available in single and dual-SIM (Nano) variants. The phone has a 6.81-inch full-HD+ PureDisplay with an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a hole-punch design. The phone has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC under the hood which is coupled with 6GB and 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM options. The new phone consists of a quad rear camera setup which includes a 64 megapixel primary sensor, 12 megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter and a 2 megapixel macro shooter as well as a 2 megapixel depth sensor. There is a 24 megapixel camera sensor available at the front for selfies and video calls. Both the front and rear cameras are powered by Zeiss optics.
The Nokia 8 V 5G UW is available in 64GB and 128GB on board storage variants. On the connectivity front, the phone includes 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, FM radio, USB Type-C and a 3.5mm headphone jack. On board sensors comprises an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer and a proximity sensor. Also, there is also a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and the phone comes with a dedicated Google Assistant button.
The phone has a 4500mAh battery which supports up to 18W fast charging and the phone measures 171.9×78.5×8.9mm with 226 grams of weight. Moreover, it also has OZO audio for a space-borne sound experience.