After cancelling the July 11 unveiling of Nokia X5, HMD Global has today officially launched the smartphone in China. The Nokia X6 that was launched in May is the first notched display smartphone from the Finnish company. The newly unveiled Nokia X5 is the second notched display enabled X series smartphone from the company. The other highlights of the X5 are Helio P60 SoC and dual rear cameras.
Design and Display
Like the Nokia X6, the Nokia X5 features a rigid polycarbonate frame sandwiched between 2.5D glass panels on the front and rear. The dimensions of the smartphone are 149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096mm. It weighs 160 grams. The handset can be availed in colors like black, white and blue.
The smartphone houses a 5.86-inch IPS LCD notched display because of which it produces an aspect ratio of 19:9. It offers an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and delivers a screen-to-body ratio of 84 percent.
Performance and Variants
The MediaTek Helio P60 (MT6771) powers the Nokia X5. It is the very same SoC that is found under the hood of the likes of Oppo Realme 1, Oppo F7, Oppo R15, Oppo A3 and Vivo X21i. The low power consuming SoC includes a dedicated AI unit for managing AI task tasks.
The X5 comes in two models such as 32 GB storage + 3 GB RAM and 64 GB storage + 4 GB RAM. A microSD card is available on the phone for more storage. The handset draws power from 3,060mAh battery. However, there is no support for rapid charging on the smartphone.
Cameras and Software
The dual camera setup that lies on the backside of the Nokia X5 includes a primary camera of 13-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture. It is assisted by a secondary sensor of 5-megapixel. The dual cameras offer various features such as HDR mode, PDAF, AI driven studio photography experience, professional mode and dual-tone LED flash.
The f/2.0 aperture 8-megapixel camera sitting on the front of the phone offers a field-of-view of 80.4-degree. The selfie snapper offers AI features for enhanced selfies, AI stickers and blurred background. The Bothie camera feature for using front and rear cameras in picture-in-picture mode is also available on the Nokia X5.
The Nokia X5 is preinstalled with Android 8.1 Oreo with no custom UI on it. The Finnish company has affirmed that it will be rolling out month security updates for X5 and it will be also blessed with Android 9.0 P in future.
Since the screen occupies major portion of the front panel of the Nokia X5, the fingerprint scanner is placed on its backside. It can be used for the unlocking the smartphone as well as authenticating transactions. In order to conveniently unlock the phone just by looking at it, the smartphone is equipped with facial recognition feature. It is packed with usual features such as dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack and USB-C.
The 32 GB and 64 GB editions of the Nokia X5 are respectively priced at 999 Yuan (~Rs. 10,200) and 1,399 Yuan (~Rs. 14,300) in China. The handset is now up for reservations through online retailers in China and its official sales will start at 10:05 AM tomorrow. There is no information on the launch of the smartphone outside of the home market. However, it is speculated to arrive as Nokia 5.1 Plus in the international markets.
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