HMD Global Oy was supposed to unveil the Nokia X5 on July 11, but the company had to defer it for unknown reasons. Today, the company finally pulled the wraps off the Apple iPhone X-inspired budget Android phone.
The new Nokia X5 flaunts a 5.86-inch HD+ LCD screen with19:9 display aspect ratio and a notch on the top, which houses a front camera and a set of sensors.
On the back, it boasts sturdy polycarbonate-based shell on it with an additional layer of the glass-like material top, to offer premium-like feel.
Under-the-hood, Nokia X5 houses MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core backed by 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage (expandable up to 256GB), Android Oreo and a 3,080mAh battery, which is more than enough to last a full day under mixed usage.
As far as the camera is concerned, it boasts 13MP+5MP dual shooters with LED flash on the back and an 8MP snapper on the front. With two cameras, the device offers Portrait Mode, which allows users to adjust the clarity of the scene behind the subject. Users can change focus on the background to get the Bokeh blur effect.
Nokia X5 price details:
As per the official Nokia mobile page, Nokia X5 comes in two configurations—3GB RAM+32GB storage and 4GB RAM+64GB storage—for ¥999 (approx. $149/128/10,191) and ¥1399 (approx. $208/179/14,270), respectively. Both the models will be available initially in China in three colour options—Dark Black, Glacier White and Baltic Sea Blue.
There is no official word on when the new Nokia X5 will be released in global markets, but rumours have it that the company indeed wants to sell outside China in coming months, but with a different moniker: Nokia 5.1 Plus.
Key specifications of Nokia X5:
|Display||5.86-inch HD+ (1520x720) screen with 19:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D glass cover on top|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core ( 2.0GHz Cortex A73 x 4 + 2.0GHz Cortex A53 x 4)|
|Storage||32GB/64GB + expandable up to 256GB|
|Network||4G-LTE (Cat. 4.2) with Dual VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), FM, A-GPRS/GLONASS/BDS/Galileo,3.5mm audio jack, FM radio, Type C USB port|
|Dimensions||149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096 mm|
|Colours||Dark black, Glacier white and Baltic sea blue|