HMD Global has introduced the Nokia X5 smartphone today through in China. It is second X series notched display smartphone after the Nokia X6 that was unveiled in May. Here is all the information that is available on the specifications and pricing of the Nokia X5.
Nokia X5 Specifications and Features
The Nokia X5 that has arrived in Night Black, Baltic Sea Blue and Glacier White color variants feature double-sided 2D glass with a polycarbonate frame in between. The rounded body design of the phone promotes comfortable grip. The handset measures 149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096mm and it weighs 160 grams.
The handset is fitted with a 5.86-inch screen that produces 19:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels. The notched display offers a screen-to-body ratio of 84-percent. There is an eye protection mode that helps in reducing eye strain by filtering out the blue light emitted by the screen.
The Nokia X5 features MediaTek Helio P60 SoC that promises high performance by consuming low power. It improves gaming performance by 70 percent and it is also equipped with AI-based power saving technology. It comes with an independent AI unit for handling AI tasks on the Nokia X5. The 32 GB and 64 GB storage respectively features 3 GB and 4 GB of RAM. There is a microSD card slot for additional storage. The handset includes a 3,060mAh battery.
The back panel of the Nokia X5 features f/2.0 aperture 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera setup that comes with features like dual-tone LED flash, HDR mode, PDAF, high-sensitivity depth-of-field lens, AI driven professional portrait photography mode and more. It is packed with a selfie camera of 8-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture that offers features like AI beauty, AI stickers, AI background blurring effect and dual-view shooting mode that allow users to use the front and rear cameras at the same time.
The front camera can be also used as face unlock feature. The rear panel of the smartphone is fitted with a fingerprint reader which can be used to authenticate payments apart from unlocking the phone.
The Nokia X5 is loaded with pure edition of Android 8.1 Oreo. The company has also confirmed that the X5 will be treated with Android 9.0 in future. The smartphone will be also provided with monthly security updates. The other features of the phone include USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack, dual-SIM support, Cat.4 LTE modem, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and GLONASS.
Nokia X5 Pricing and Availability
The Nokia X5 has arrived in China with a price tag of 999 Yuan (~$149) for 32 GB model whereas the cost of the 64 GB variant is 1,399 Yuan (~$208). The smartphone is now available for reservations on Chinese retailer sites like Suning, Jingdong, Tmall as well as Nokia Mobile app store. These platforms will begin the sales of the X5 by 10:05 AM (local time) tomorrow.
HMD Global is yet to confirm on the availability of the Nokia X5 outside of China. Rumors have revealed that it will be hitting the international markets as Nokia 5.1 Plus.