HMD Global has just announced the Nokia X5, expected to be called the Nokia 5.1 Plus in international markets, in China. The latest notch-touting, Nokia-branded smartphone is a more modest version of the Nokia X6 announced in May, and it starts at 999 yuan (~$149).
As far as the Nokia X5 specs are concerned, the rumors had it mostly right: the handset features a 5.86-inch, 19:9, HD+ display, MediaTek Helio P60 12nm chip, and 3GB or 4GB of RAM with 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage. There’s a 13MP + 5MP dual camera system on the back, 8MP selfie camera, a USB Type-C port, headphone jack, and a 3,060mAh battery.
The Nokia X5 is housed in a double-sided glass with a polycarbonate frame, and will come in blue, white, and black.
In addition to the 999 yuan model with 3GB RAM / 32 GB ROM, there’s also a 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM model for 1399 yuan (~$209). We still don’t know where else the X5 will go on sale, or when, but it will be available in China from tomorrow (July 19). We’ll hopefully have more details soon.