Nokia X5 goes official with dual-camera setup and a pretty low price tag

Nokia X5 goes official with dual-camera setup and a pretty low price tag
After being forced to postpone the launch event of the Nokia X5 by one week due to bad weather, HMD Global’s latest offering in China is now official, confirming the previously-leaked specs and design.

Overall, the smartphone is reminiscent externally to the Nokia X6 which launched a few months back thanks to the notched display which sits at 5.86-inches in size. This notch is home to an 8-megapixel selfie sensor that offers various AI enhancements such as a blurred background effect. Also, as present on other Nokia-branded handsets, there is also a mode that allows both the front and rear cameras to be used simultaneously. Speaking of which, the rear setup sits vertically on top of the glass build and boasts a main 13-megapixel camera and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor which, together, are capable of producing portrait images. Also, it’s worth noting that the setup is coupled with a dual-tone LED flash.

Taking a look at some of the more internal characteristics, the Nokia X5 ships with the MediaTek Helio P60 and the choice of either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. Those who opt for the former option will then gain access to 32GB of storage, while the latter variant will ship with 64GB of storage. Although, if this isn’t sufficient, consumers will be able to insert a microSD card into the device. Rounding out the device is a 3,060mAh battery and Android 8.1 Oreo – an update to Android 9.0 P once available has been confirmed.

As expected, the Nokia X5 is exclusively available in China at the moment and will be available to purchase in Night Black, Baltic Sea Blue, and Glacier White starting tomorrow. In terms of pricing, the base model will set consumers back roughly $150, while the 4GB of RAM offering looks set to cost just under $210. Internationally, HMD Global is yet to confirm any availability plans, but it should become available later this summer under the Nokia 5.1 Plus moniker.

source: Nokia



1. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Mediatek?, Not interested

7. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

the P60 has 4 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 cores, a long with the usual 4 x A53 Frankly I am actually astonished at the performance in the 5.1 Plus (X5) vs the P18 in the 5.1. This phone is going to be a beast at the price. They are taking on the Xiamoi Mi A2, pound for pound in china.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Nokia seems to be relying more and more on Mediatek and... Apple, what else? When Nokia came out, I really thought its gonna be an innovative and interesting brand like Samsung, Motorola and Xiaomi but alas... I was wrong! Nokia was a prestegious brand but now... It's just a bloody rip-off. Gone is the company who brought innovative designs in the guise of Nokia N Series. Sad!

6. Cyberchum

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

You are talking as a customer, not a business owner. And not many customers are like you. You might make the same business decision if you were in HMD shoes. . And I didn't know that Motorola of recent days and Xiaomi are regarded as innovative brands. Could it be the latter's Mix series and the formers magnetic mods (add-ons)?

8. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I prefer Qualcomm as much as the next guy, but lately Mediatek have upped their game. And the P60 isn't a joke, it's got 4 A73's with the A53's. As far as i know the 660 is where the Kyro cores come in. Below that it's all A53's.

3. Subie

Posts: 2388; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

"8.1 Oreo with a custom overlay on top" Where is you're source for this Joshua? These new Nokia's all run stock Android, and one other report on the X5's press release I've read also states the same.

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2625; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

If I'm not mistaken, they run stock Android elsewhere, but a custom overlay in China.

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Most new nokia that run stock are part of Android One. This particular phone isn't Android One, and it's exclusive for china, so it won't be stock (They'll remove all kind of Google services from it, and add chinese equivalent of those services)

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