After much delay, HMD Global on Wednesday announced the Nokia X5 smartphone in China. The latest affordable Nokia phone is also the second phone in the Nokia X-series this year and comes not too long after the Nokia X6.
And like the Nokia X6, the Nokia X5 also brings a notched display along with an impressive design language and some attractive hardware as well. The Nokia X5 has been priced at CNY 999 (approx Rs 10,200) for the base variant and CNY 1,399 (approx Rs 14,300) for the high-end variant.
The Nokia X5 has a design language similar to the Nokia X6 in that it brings a notch on the top and a narrow chin for an edge-to-edge display with an 84 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The phone has an all-glass body and will be available in Black, Blue and White colours. The device sports a 5.86-inch HD+ display with a 2.5D curved glass and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Interestingly, the notch on the Nokia X5 is slightly wider than the one on the Nokia X6. The glass back also sees a vertically placed dual camera setup and a fingerprint sensor.
Powering the Nokia X5 is an octa-core 2.0GHz Helio P60 chipset. The company will offer the Nokia X5 in two variants, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and the other with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Both the variants will support storage expandability up to 128GB via a microSD card. The Nokia X5 will also run Android 8.1 with a custom Chinese skin on top, and Nokia announced that the phone will be upgradable to Android P.
Optics for the Nokia X5 includes a 13MP + 5MP rear camera configuration with LED flash support. Up front, the handset gets a 5-megapixel sensor with AI face unlock. The Nokia X5 is a dual SIM phone that supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type C and a 3.5mm headphone jack, among other things. The device houses a 3060mAh battery and weighs around 160 grams.
As of now, the Nokia X5 has only been announced for China. There is no word yet on whether the company plans on launching this globally. To recall, the Nokia X6 was initially launched as a China-only phone, but thanks to positive responses from fans, HMD announced that it would launch the device globally with Hong Kong expected to be the first market on July 19.
If the Nokia X5 does launch in markets outside of China, the phone could likely be called the Nokia 5,1 Plus and it will be part of the Android One program. Additionally, there is a good chance the device could make its way to India eventually, where it would take on the likes of the Honor 7C, Redmi Note 5 and Moto G6, among others.
News credit : Indiatoday