HMD global launched a new smartphone in China. The smartphone is called the Nokia X5, and the properties are stimulating especially for Nokia fans and Android fans at large. The Nokia X5 is the second smartphone in the Nokia X-series, the first being the Nokia X6 launched earlier this year. The Nokia X6 was the first smartphone to embrace the display notch among all other Nokia smartphones products.
The Nokia X5 runs on the best android ever, the pure Android 8.1 Oreo, and HMD Global promises monthly patches and fast Android updates. The dual-SIM device (dual 4G VoLTE) sports a 5.86-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) display with 2.5D glass protection, 19:9 aspect ratio, and 84 percent screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core SoC (4x Cortex-A73 at 2.0GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 at 2.0GHz, 1xVPU), and RAM/storage bundles include 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage options. The Nokia X5 supports an external storage device, and it can be expendable to about 256GB. Regarding the camera, it includes a 13-megapixel rear main sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary lens. There’s an LED flash sitting below the two sensors at the back. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel lens with f/2.2 aperture and 80.4-degree angle of view. It comes with AI image technology, built-in portrait background blur, portrait skin mode, HDR mode and other functions.
The Nokia X5 is loaded with a 3060mAh battery, and it claims to offer up to 27 hours of lifetime, 17.5 hours of talk time, 19.5 hours of music playback, 5.8 hours during gaming, and 12 hours of video playback. The connectivity options include USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, FM radio, and Dual 4G Dual VoLTE.
The Nokia X5 sports a double-sided glass body with a polycarbonate frame. There’s a display notch in the front with a slight chin at the bottom of the display with the Nokia logo, and the company claims that the screen-to-body ratio is at 84 percent. There is a logo at the back as well below the fingerprint sensor. The vertically stacked dual-camera sensor, the fingerprint sensor and the logo all sit below one another at the top rear center. The volume rocker and power button sit on the right edge of the smartphone, while the 3.5mm audio jack is situated at the top edge. The dimensions of the Nokia X5 are at 149.51×71.98x 8.096mm. Onboard sensors include the ambient light sensor, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
The Nokia X5 has been launched in two bundles 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage options, and both the variants are priced at Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 13,999 respectively. The smartphone will go on sale on July 19, and registrations on Suning.com have already begun. The smartphone will be available in Night Black, Baltic Sea Blue, and Glacier White color options.