After a last minute change in date, HMD Global has today announced the arrival of the second member of its X series of smartphones – the Nokia X5 in China. It’s the second notched smartphone from the Nokia Licensee and comes with specs which are quite less impressive compared to the Nokia X6.
As previously rumored, the device flaunts a 5.8″ IPS LCD display with a notch at the top, a 720 x 1520 HD+ resolution, and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the device gets a 2.0GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 12nm processor coupled with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, 3GB, and 4GB RAM options. The 3GB RAM variant combines a 32GB storage, while the 4GB variant gets a64GB storage space, and are both expandable using microSD card, but at the expense of the second SIM.
Photographic functions are handled by a 13MP+5MP dual rear cameras with AI features, a f/2.0 aperture lens, 1.12um pixel size, phase-detection autofocus technology, while a single 8MP resolution snapper with AI features and face unlock. Furthermore, the device gets the Bothie feature for snapping both rear and front images simultaneously as well as the Pro camera Mode which lets you adjust settings such as ISO, exposure, white balance etc.
Powered by a 3060mAh battery, the Nokia X5 boots Android 8.1 Oreo OS out of the box with assurance that it will get the Android P update, while it gets connectivity features such as the 4G VoLTE, USB Type-C port, FM radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou.
The Nokia X5 will go on sale from tomorrow 19th July 2018 via Suning, JD.com, Lynx and official Nokia website in white, black and blue color options. The base 3GB RAM option is priced at 999 yuan/US$ 148, while the higher RAM variant goes for 1399 yuan/US$ 208. The device much like the Nokia X6 is exclusive to China, however, reports have it that it might launch globally as the Nokia 5.1 plus.