Nokia is announcing a new version of its Nokia 8.3 5G smartphone in the US. The new model is called Nokia 8 V 5G UW and is aimed at Verizon customers. The smartphone brings support for ultra-wideband 5G network. With the new device, Nokia is expanding its portfolio of 5G devices in the country.
Samsung, OnePlus and Apple are the key OEMs offering 5G devices with ultra-wideband 5G support in the US. Verizon is the main telecom service provider offering 5G over mmWave network, which uses high frequency to deliver faster download speeds. The original Nokia 8.3 5G was restricted to the sub-6GHz 5G network.
Nokia 8 V 5G UW specifications and features
The new 5G smartphone from Nokia offers the same specifications as the Nokia 8.3 5G. The primary difference being the radio network supported by these devices for 5G mobile telephony. The Nokia 8 V 5G UW sports a 6.81-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels. It uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, which is the same chipset also found on the Google Pixel 5.
It is available in two storage options – 6GB RAM variant with 64GB storage and an 8GB RAM variant with 128GB storage. There is a quad rear camera setup with Zeiss optics. The main camera is a 64-megapixel shooter with f/1.9 aperture and phase detect autofocus. It is paired with a a 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens with autofocus and f/2.2 aperture. This setup is supported by two 2-megapixel cameras for capturing depth and macro shots.
At the front, Nokia 8 V 5G UW features a 24-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. This again uses Zeiss optics and supports 1080p video recording with HDR. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and 8 V 5G UW runs Android 10 out of the box. HMD Global is promising three years of software updates with the device. The smartphone is backed by a 4,500mAh battery and it supports 18W fast wired charging.
Nokia 8 V 5G UW pricing and availability
Nokia 8 V 5G UW is not a new smartphone but it brings support for the 5G network that is becoming widespread in the United States. The smartphone should be able to deliver gigabit download speeds in addition to sub-6GHz networks. It is priced at $699 (~Rs 51,500) for that faster network support.