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Nokia X5 is official, could be renamed 5.1 Plus for global markets

The notched Nokia X5 is official, but could roll out globally as the 5.1 Plus. (Source: Nokia)
The notched Nokia X5 is official, but could roll out globally as the 5.1 Plus. (Source: Nokia)
The Nokia X5 is now official in China. The latest notched Android smartphone is expected to also get a global rollout as the Nokia 5.1 Plus

The Nokia X5 is official in China and joins the throng of Android phones featuring a notched display, including Nokia's own X6. Although the X5 features a slightly larger 5.86-inch display than the X6 (5.8-inches), it is a lower resolution 1520x720 HD+ panel with a 19:9 display aspect ratio. Unlike the X6, the X5 could be the model to make it to international markets where it could pick up the Nokia 5.1 Plus moniker.

The Nokia X5 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset, one its premium mid-range smartphone chipsets. To this extent, it is an octa-core design that features four higher power Cortex-A73 that are mated to four lower power Cortex-A53 cores. All the cores are clocked at 2.0GHz, which should result in decent overall performance. Graphics are provided by an ARM Mali-G72 GPU clocked at 800MHz, which should also give casual gamers sufficient processing performance. The dual-rear cameras at 13MP and 5MP respectively, while it has an 8MP selfie-camera up front.

There are two variants of the Nokia X5 on sale in China. The first is a 3GB/32GB model, which is retailing for around US$149. The second is a 4GB/64GB model that is retailing for around US$208. We will be keeping our eyes peeled for any news on its global rollout, so stay tuned.

 

 


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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-07-19 (Update: 2018-07-19)
Sanjiv Sathiah
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