Nokia 8 V 5G UW is a Nokia 8.3 5G for the US market but with mmWave 5G support
*Update* added tech specs at the end of the post
Nokia Mobile announced a Nokia 8 V UW, which is a Nokia 8.3 5G but with support for an mm-wave that Verizon is using for its 5G network. So, while Nokia 8.3 5G can support just sub 6GHz waves, the Nokia 8 V 5G UW will support both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G networks. The rest of the specs are the same as in the Nokia 8.3 5G, which means that all the interested Verizon users will be getting a smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor, 6.81-inch large sharp LCD screen, a good performing 64 MP camera, and 4500 mAh battery.
Nokia mobile is now present at the US market with an affordable flagship phone and will be launching a better marketing campaign to position itself better at that market.
Here is the full hardware specs list:
- Dimensions: 171.90 x 78.56 x 8.99mm | Weight 220g
- Network: LTE Category 18, 5G NSA/SA and DSS supported (5G theoretical DL peak data rate 2.4Gbps for Sub 6 SKU),1.2Gbps for LTE, mmWave 5G
- OS: Android 10
- CPU: Snapdragon 765G
- RAM: 6GB or 8GB
- Internal storage: 64GB or 128GB, MicroSD card slot
- Display: 6.81” FHD+ 20:9 1080×2400 pixels, PureDisplay
- Rear camera: ZEISS Optics 64MP f/1.89 + UW 12MP f/2.2, 120° FOV,AF, 1.4um(2.8um in 3MP video mode), 1/2.43’’ size, 16:9 cinematic aspect ratio sensor+ 2MP depth sensor + 2MP macro lens (3.6cm minimum depth) | Dual High CRI LED Flash
- Front camera: 24MP f/2.0 ZEISS Optics
- Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, 3.5mm jack
- Battery: 4500mAh, 18W
- Other: Side-mounted fingeprint sensor, EIS, VideoHDR, OZO Audio
- Color: Polar Night
Nokia 8 V 5G UW will be sold at Verizon stores and website for $699, which is the same price as Samsung’s S20 FE or the latest Pixel 5. At this price, the Nokia 8 V 5G UW will have tough competition but also might sell well since its main camera is performing rather well, and the build quality is also great.
*Update 9.11.2020.* Nokia mobile has sent us a specs sheet of Nokia 8 V 5G UW, and there can be seen some differences with the 8.3 5G besides the lack of Nokia logo at the front and different color (Meteor Gray). It seems that 8 V 5G will be supporting up to 1 Tb of external memory, and will have a programable assistant button, something that a lot of users would like to see at their 8.3 5G. Here is the specs sheet.
Do check out our video review of the phone here.