This year can be referred to as the year of the notch since most smartphone manufacturers have launched one or two phones sporting the cut out made famous by Apple. HMD Global, not wanting to miss out on the trend, first announced the Nokia X6 in May and has now followed it with a second device, the Nokia X5.
The Nokia X5, like the Nokia X6, is only available in China at the moment but there are rumors it will be available in other markets but as the Nokia 5.1 Plus.
Hands-on photos of the Baltic Sea Blue variant have surfaced online and they look good. The Nokia X5 and Nokia X6 both have the same display size and the same battery but the former has a wider notch. The wider notch doesn’t mean the earpiece is bigger or Nokia has fit an extra camera sensor. They are all the same as that of the X6.
The Nokia X5 has glass on both sides which isn’t a common sight in phones in its price range. Its dual rear cameras are slightly raised and it also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The physical buttons are on the right, SIM tray sits on the left, USB-C port and speaker at the bottom and 3.5mm audio jack at the top.
The Nokia X5 has a 5.8-inch HD+ display, an Helio P60 processor, and up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also has a 3060mAh battery, dual 13MP + 5MP rear cameras, and runs Android Oreo. It will go on sale tomorrow at 10:05 (local time).