Nokia’s first 5G phone, the 8.3, has already been released in some places, following its announcement way back in March, and now it looks like it may be headed to Verizon as well.
The official Nokia YouTube account posted, then promptly took down, a countdown timer to a livestream that would take place on November 9, when the Nokia 8 V 5G UW would become official. “5G UW” being Verizon suffix speak for “supports our mmWave network”. The carrier has plastered that onto a bunch of phones already, so it’s not surprising to see here.
We aren’t quite sure whether the Nokia 8 V 5G UW is just a rebranded Nokia 8.3, but since that’s the Finnish company’s only 5G model yet, what else could it be? Of course, the two may not be perfectly identical – some design variations could be seen, as well as slight spec differences.
It’s also unclear why Nokia took down that video, let’s hope the launch is still on for next week, in which case if you hang tight we’ll bring you more information as we get it.