HMD Presents Nokia X5 Budget Phone With Notch
HMD, the Chinese company that currently owns the right to use the Nokia name and license for smartphones, has announced the Nokia X5. The new smartphone is budget-oriented but packs an impressive list of specs. The X5 will be released in China first, but will likely make its way to Western audiences under the name Nokia 5.1 Plus.
The Nokia X5 has been announced at a local press event, and rumors have reported that HMD is looking to expand the sales of some of its current Chinese-only devices internationally. As previously reported, the specifications are quite impressive for a budget phone.
For starters, the X5 has a 5.9-inch display with a notch at the top, which houses the front camera, earpiece, and the necessary sensors. Unfortunately, the resolution isn’t that impressive with only 1520 x 720 pixels. The phone is being powered by the MediaTek P60 chipset, which has eight cores. The soc is accompanied by 3 GB of internal memory as well as 32 gigabytes of storage.
You can find a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device, as well as a dual-camera setup. The main snapper has a 13-megapixel resolution and aperture of f/2.0. The selfie camera shoots in 8 megapixels. Notably, Nokia claims that this upcoming smartphone will come with a special ‘AI’ chip^, which would improve battery and camera performance.
Nokia (or HMD) has a reputation for delivering fast and steady Android updates, and it looks like the Nokia X5 is no different. The phone will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo, which is the latest version of Google’s operating system. It’s likely that the company will also unveil a slightly improved version of the X5 with a ‘Plus’ suffix.
The price tag of the Nokia X5 is only 999 yuan, which equals $147 (taxes not included).