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HMD Global announced the affordable Nokia X5, still with a notch

cjmagowan  —  7 months ago ( Jul 22, 2018 )    |    Mobile

The Nokia X6 has received a warm welcome from fans and regular smartphone users and even comes with an international release as the new Nokia 6.1 Plus. With that positive response from customers, it’s clearly obvious that Nokia had to make a follow as that comes as early as now with the new Nokia X5.

Like the Nokia X6, The X5 model is also equipped with a notch on top of the display, I don’t think that would be necessary but there are those who loves the notch on their display that’s similar to the iPhone X though they function differently in some ways.

The Nokia X5 comes with a large 5.86-inch display and mind that it’s only available with 720p+ resolution. Nokia from its specs sheet also doesn’t mention any scratch resistance on the handset but it’s good to not that the display is glass and it’s got a 2.5D curvature in it on its side. One would need to have a decent screen protection from day one to keep its display in its pristine condition.

For photography, the new Nokia X5 comes with dual cameras on the back with primarily sport a 13 Megapixel sensor and features an f/2.0 Aperture lens and has Phase Detection Autofocus. It is supported by a 5 Megapixel secondary depth sensor and is complete with an LED flash. On the front, the Selfie shooter sitting on the notch is an 8 Megapixel sensor and has an f/2.2 Aperture 80.4 degree wide-angle lens.

Powering the device is the latest MediaTek P60 chipset with octa-core CPU. It comes with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and a 32GB or 64GB of internal storage respectively. It support memory expansion through a microSD card slot that accepts of up to 256GB microSD card capacity.

This handset like the Nokia X6 will also be a China exclusive device and with that it means that it will be running on what seems to be a stock version of Android Oreo but wont be bundling Google Play as expected on first boot.

It runs on a 3060 mAh built-in battery and will include these features: a dedicated 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Dual SIM with LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS.