NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2020 —HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the long awaited return of Nokia phones to the premium U.S. carrier market with the release of its first affordable flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8 V 5G UW, exclusively available at Verizon. With a flagship design that marries glass, aluminium and a polymer composite that’s stronger than polycarbonate and lighter than aluminium, the Nokia 8 V 5G UW is built without compromises. The PureView camera with ZEISS optics, including a best-in-class ultra-wide camera with incredible low light performance, and the PureDisplay 6.81” FHD+ display with always-on HDR, let you do what you love today and into the future, all with 5G Ultra Wideband’s ultra-fast speed.
Downloads that used to take minutes can now take seconds. Stream cinematic video live with minimal lag and enjoy a host of other 5G Ultra Wideband-worthy experiences. The Nokia 8 V 5G UW also supports Verizon 5G Nationwide, a low-band 5G connection now available to 200 million people in 1,800 cities. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G 5G Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X52 5G Modem-RF System, the Nokia 8 V 5G UW delivers revved up performance, cutting-edge connectivity, and 10% faster graphics performance than the Snapdragon 765. A truly global smartphone, the Nokia 8 V 5G UW will connect to wireless networks in many countries around the world, making it the only gadget anyone will ever need.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer and Vice President North America, HMD Global, said: “We’ve been committed to delivering a Nokia phones-grade 5G experience on Verizon’s Ultra Wideband network before the end of 2020. Today, we make good on that promise. The Nokia 8 V 5G UW is our first affordable flagship carrier device on Android™ in the U.S., and it’s built on Verizon’s state-of-the-art 5G Ultra Wideband network. We’re four years into our Nokia phones journey as HMD Global and this is a milestone we’ll all remember.”
Consumers demand faster sharing and streaming, which is why the Nokia 8 V 5G UW features an outstanding PureView quad camera with ZEISS optics. Thanks to large 2.8um pixels, the ultra-wide-angle camera delivers stunning results in low light, particularly with Night video mode which reduces noise while uncovering rich detail. The 64MP camera sensor allows users to take ultra-hi-res videos and photos and the macro and depth camera sensors elevate close-ups and portraits. With the ZEISS Cinema editing suite, easily add anamorphic and blue flares to footage for an effortlessly epic look and share stunning 4K videos with 5G. Shoot content in 21:9 cinematic format and use professional colour grading on the device to change the style of videos.
Designed to please gamers and binge-watchers, the Nokia 8 V 5G UW’s 6.81” edge-to-edge PureDisplay takes visuals to an entirely new level. With breath-taking colour and an adaptive display that automatically upscales to HDR and adjusts contrast and brightness to ambient conditions – thanks to the Pixelworks® visual processor – the Nokia 8 V 5G UW preserves excellent visual quality anywhere.
Ideal for content creators and consumers alike, the Nokia 8 V 5G UW is built to support the best that Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G network has to offer.
Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm Incorporated, said: “The Nokia 8 V 5G UW takes the breakthrough Snapdragon 765G 5G Mobile Platform to its limits, with ultra-fast 5G speeds powered by the Snapdragon™ X52 5G Modem-RF System, great gaming performance with Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ features, ultra-intuitive on-device AI, and a responsiveness that makes this device stand out. We worked side-by-side with the HMD Global team to deliver this performance and we know their customers are going to love it.”
Brian Higgins, SVP - Device and Consumer Product, Verizon, said: “Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband network is transformational as far as how consumers connect, and we’re thrilled to work with HMD Global to make that incredible shift even more accessible. The Nokia 8 V 5G UW lets customers watch and share content quickly, and with Verizon’s 5G built right, they’ll clearly experience the difference when connected to 5G Ultra Wideband.”
The Nokia 8 V 5G UW features an integrated power button and fingerprint sensor for a secure, yet seamless experience. It also has a programmable assistant button. A single press of the button lets users easily ask questions, get directions, make calls, and more, using their voice. One touch access to Google Assistant² has quickly become a hallmark of Nokia phones portfolio across all price points.
The Nokia 8 V 5G UW will also star in HMD Global’s U.S. marketing campaign featuring the talented Lashana Lynch from the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die. Consumers will see the campaign starting on November 12, 2020.
The Nokia 8 V 5G UW is available in Meteor Grey, a nuanced and rich living colour finish, beginning on November 12, 2020. Customers can purchase the phone, starting at $699.99, at VerizonWireless.com or in the My Verizon app for fast home delivery or easy pickup at a Verizon location. It will also be available at Best Buy.
5G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities. Requires a 5G-capable device in the 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area. 5G Nationwide requires the phone is inside Verizon 5G Nationwide coverage area.
For further information, please contact HMD Press Office: HMDGlobal@5wpr.com
About HMD Global Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com.
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¹5G coverage is limited and might not be supported by your network service provider. Actual speed depends on network and other factors.
²Google Assistant is not available in certain languages and countries. Check availability at https://support.google.com/assistant