Nokia X5 announcement event reportedly set for July 17 (UPDATED: It's on July 18)
Update: Nokia's official Weibo account has just published a teaser for a "Nokia X" launch event, which is set to take place in China on July 18.
Nokia X5, which is likely to be released globally as Nokia 5.1 Plus, is expected to be introduced in China as early as July 17. Although the smartphone should have been announced last week, HMD Global has decided to cancel the unveiling event without rescheduling it.
However, a new report now claims HMD Global plans to make the Nokia X5 official tomorrow, July 17. Unfortunately, the information hasn't been confirmed by HMD, as the company's officials are probably waiting for the weather reports since that was the reason for canceling the Nokia X5 announcement in the first place.
We've also learned the Nokia X5 would cost in China the equivalent of $120, but the smartphone might be priced slightly higher in other countries. Specs-wise, the Nokia X5 will be a cheaper version of the Nokia X6, HMD's first smartphone to feature a notched display.
Nokia X5 (aka Nokia 5.1 Plus) is said to pack a MediaTek Helio P60 processor, coupled with 3GB, 4GB, or 6GB RAM, and either 32GB or 64GB internal storage. A dual camera will be included on the back side and a secondary 8-megapixel snapper in the front.
Just like most Nokia smartphones launched by HMD Global, the X5 will offer a pure Android experience, though the Chinese version might come with a customized UI since many Google services aren't available in China.