12.5 C
New York
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Home News The Nokia 8.3 5G is launching on Verizon next week with mmWave...

The Nokia 8.3 5G is launching on Verizon next week with mmWave support

HMD Global’s first 5G phone is making its way to Verizon.

nokia-8.3.5g.jpg

What you need to know

  • Nokia is preparing to launch the Nokia 8 V 5G UW.
  • The phone is slated for a November 9 announcement going off a now-deleted YouTube live stream.
  • As the branding indicates, this is likely a variant of the Nokia 8.3 5G which went on sale last month.

The Nokia 8.3 5G has already been made available for sale in America, but a version built for Verizon wireless may just be on its way. Dubbed the Nokia 8 V 5G UW, HMD Global had started a countdown to a live stream for a virtual event on YouTube before pulling it shortly after (spotted via Android Police).

If things are as they appear, the Nokia 8 V 5G will follow the same path as other Verizon UW phones. You may recall the Galaxy A71, LG Velvet, and Pixel 4 5G phones making their way to Verizon over the summer. It’ll come with mmWave support, it may have some small spec tweaks, and Verizon may request an exclusive colorway to differentiate its variant as it did with the Velvet and the 4a 5G.

Other than that, the Nokia 8.3 5G is a fairly competent phone. A large near bezel-less display, a quad-camera set-up, and a snapdragon 765 are all par for the course. What sets it apart from other Android phones is the company’s commitment to Android One and Stock Android. In 2020, that’s getting harder to find at this price point.

Commenting on the release of the original 8.3 5G, Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer and Vice President of North America, HMD Global said:

Together with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.,® we were able to create a truly global 5G smartphone with the Nokia 8.3 5G. Being the first manufacturer to implement the Qualcomm® 765G 5G Modular Platform in a smartphone, we were able to condense more than 40 different RF components into one single integrated module that gives the Nokia 8.3 5G industry-leading 5G performance. By supporting the highest number of 5G New Radio bands, the Nokia 8.3 5G is a truly future-proof global 5G smartphone.

Nokia is set to announce the phone on November 9, and we’ll learn more about the launch when that happens.

Nokia 8.3 5G

nokia-83-8.3-render_-_edited.png

See at Nokia

The Nokia 8.3 5G pairs 5G and stock Android with the company’s slick hardware design. The device has a lot of promise with its quad-camera setup, slick Pixelworks screen, and Snapdragon 765 but the $699 price may cause some to bulk when rivals like the Nord are compared.

Latest

Review: The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro is an excellent headset for PS5

I think this will be my new main headset going forward on PS5 and PC.Razer is well accustomed to making

How to watch Patriots vs Dolphins live stream online from anywhere

For the first time in what feels like forever, we expect the Miami Dolphins to beat the New England Patriots

Breathe easier today with $20 off Winix 4-stage air purifiers

One of Amazon's daily deals today includes your choice between the Winix A230 and Winix A231 H13 True HEPA air

Ditch the cables with these wireless chargers for your Galaxy S20

While wired charging is still the fastest way to refill your Galaxy S20, there's something incredibly freeing about being able