Jul 10, 2018

Press renders of Nokia X5 (Nokia 5.1 Plus) reveals a wider notch than its predecessor

HMD Global is holding a launch event tomorrow for the Nokia X5, which is globally called as the Nokia 5.1 Plus. A bunch of official press renders of the upcoming phone recently surfaced, revealing its bigger and wider notch compared to the Nokia X6.

Touted to launch on July 11, the Nokia X5 will serve as the successor to the Nokia X6 upon its arrival. To mention, it will be called as the Nokia 5.1 Plus in the global market. While we already have spotted some early renders and specs leak of the upcoming device previously, nothing beats the official press renders as they usually show off the final design of a product. The newly-outed renders were sourced from the Chinese social media website Baidu and show the Nokia X5 in a blue color, similar to the shade sported by its siblings, the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 8.

Nokia X5

In terms of external appearance, the Nokia X5 packs a striking resemblance to the Nokia X6. It flaunts a glass back panel with a vertically-aligned dual-camera module and a circular-shaped fingerprint scanner below it. Up front, it comes with the iPhone X-like display notch, narrow side bezels, and a bottom bezel bearing the iconic Nokia branding. The only notable difference of the Nokia X5 from the Nokia X6 is the size of the notch as the former has a bigger and wider one compared to the latter. Some speculate about the presence of a dual front-facing camera while others hint on a facial recognition system facilitated by structured light.

As far as specs are concerned, the Nokia X5 will sport a 5.8-inch screen with a resolution of 720x1520 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9 due to the display notch. It will most likely be powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset clocked at 2.0GHz. It will be offering three RAM options, 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB, and two internal storage variants, 32GB and 64GB. There might be a 13MP + 5MP dual-rear-camera configuration while rumors reveal that the phone will only have a single 8MP selfie snapper at its front fascia. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo platform out-of-the-box and packs a 3000mAh battery on board to keep the lights on. You won't be waiting for too long as the Nokia X5 will arrive in China tomorrow.

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