The Nokia X5 has finally gotten unveiled in China. HMD Global had initially set its launch date for July 11, but had to cancel the event because of venue issues. It looks like all that’s cleared up now and the handset is ready for business.
HMD Global’s selling the Nokia X5 in 2 variants. One packs 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM, while the other contains 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM. The former is priced at CNY 999 (roughly Rs 10185) and the latter at CNY 1399 (approx Rs 14263).
Nokia X5 vs Nokia X6
Interestingly, the Nokia X6 costs CNY 1299 (around Rs 13244) for its 4GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM variant. There could be some competition between the two as a result. The pair look similar with their notched displays and glass sandwich designs.
As is to be expected though, the Nokia X5 has inferior specs compared to the Nokia X6. For instance, the former runs on a MediaTek P60 processor and the latter on a Snapdragon 636 SoC. The battery capacity is the same at 3060mAh, but the display resolution is knocked down to HD+ in the X5 from FHD+ in the X6.
There’s also the photography setup, with the Nokia X5 grabbing hold of 13MP + 5MP rear cameras and an 8MP selfie snapper. The Nokia X6, in contrast, has 16MP + 5MP rear and 16MP front shooters. Both get a dose of AI, Portrait Mode, and bokeh effects.
Specifications of the Nokia X5:
– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
– Display: 5.86-inch, 1520 x 720 pixels
– CPU: 2Ghz octa-core MediaTek P60
– Camera: 13MP + 5MP rear, 8MP front
– Storage: 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 3GB/4GB
– Battery: 3060mAh
– Size: 149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096mm
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, USB Type-C, Wi-Fiac, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS
We’ll let you know the moment the Nokia X5 sneaks out of China into international markets. If past leaks are anything to go by, the smartphone might be called the Nokia 5.1 Plus in its global avatar.