HMD Global held a launch event today in the US. The pre-recorded announcement was for the US-exclusive Nokia 8 V 5G UW, a smartphone designed to take advantage of Verizon’s mmWave 5G network.

Nokia 8 V 5G UW launched

The Nokia 8 V 5G UW (this is a mouthful) features a massive 6.81-inch FHD+ display with a hole punch at the top left corner and Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by the Snapdragon 765G processor and comes with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage.

The phone packs four cameras on the back – a 64MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultrawide angle camera, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Nokia says it uses PureView imaging system and ZEISS optics for both the rear cameras and 24MP front-facing camera.

The Nokia 8 V 5G UW also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a dedicated Google Assistant button that is also programmable, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, an audio jack, OZO audio, and a 4500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. It runs Android 10 out of the box but is said to be Android 11 ready.

Does the spec sheet sound familiar? Yes, it does, as this is just the Nokia 8.3 5G

 with support for Verizon’s mmWave bands n61 and n260. This is a big deal for HMD global as it is the first Nokia flagship on Verizon Postpaid in more than six years.

Nokia 8 V 5G UW

Nokia 8 V 5G UW Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 46, 66
  • 5G bands: 2, 5, 66, 260, 261 Sub6/mmWave
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps, 5G 2.4/1.2 Gbps

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, November 09
  • Status: Exp. release 2020, November 12

Design

  • Dimensions: 171.9 x 78.6 x 9 mm (6.77 x 3.09 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 230 g (8.11 oz)
  • Colors: Meteor Gray
  • SIM: Pre-installed Nano-SIM

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Size: 6.81 inches, 112.0 cm2 (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~386 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass

Operating System

  • Android 10

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 620
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Quad
  • 64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
  • 12 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.43″, 1.4µm, AF
  • 2 MP, (macro)
  • 2 MP, (depth)
  • Features: Zeiss optics, Dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/240fps, [email protected], gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 24 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.9µm
  • Features: Zeiss optics, HDR
  • Video: [email protected]

Multimedia

  • Radio: FM Radio
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 18W

Nokia 8 V 5G UW powered by SD 765G

Nokia 8 V 5G UW Price and Availability

The phone is available in a single color variant – Meteor Gray – and is priced at $699. However, it is not stated if that is the price of the 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM version. The Nokia 8.3 5G with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage is also priced at $699.

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