BMD Global is once again about to be attacked in the fiercely competitive smartphone market. After the Finnish manufacturer recently presented the Nokia 6.1 Plus as an international version of the Nokia X6, it is now the turn of the Nokia X5 that was launched in July 2018. HMD Global relies on the familiar naming and baptizes the smartphone at entry level, previously only available in China, for the international launch of Nokia 5.1 Plus. Discover what the mobile partner offers here!
Nokia 5.1 Plus: design with notch
The Nokia 5.1 Plus has a notch, a notch on the edge of the screen, as introduced by the Apple iPhone X – and like fans of the Finnish brand knowing the Nokia 6.1 Plus. In the recess, however, there is no sensor for face recognition, which currently offers the iPhone X with Face ID. The screen has a diagonal of 5.86 inches and a resolution of 1520×720 pixels, so in the range of HD +. The aspect ratio also changes: 19: 9 instead of 16: 9. At the bottom is a narrow edge. The aluminum housing is provided with glass on both sides.
Nokia X5: camera and memory
On the back, in addition to a fingerprint sensor, a dual camera is used with lenses with a resolution of 13 or 5 megapixels. The selfie pops up with 8 megapixels. Video is recorded in Full HD with up to 30 frames per second. The Nokia 5.1 Plus, unlike the Nokia X5 available in China, appears in only one memory version: 3 gigabytes (GB) of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. The variant with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory remains reserved for Chinese users.
Nokia X5: processor and battery
For the necessary computing speed in the Nokia X5, the Helio P60, an eight-core processor from MediaTek, offers clocking with 2 gigahertz. The built-in battery is 3.060 milliamp hours. Charging and file transfer via a USB-C port (just like the Apple iPhone 2019). The factory-installed Nokia X5 works on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.
Price, colors and availability
The cost of the Nokia X5 in China depends on the storage version that has been converted around 127 or about 179 euros. At what price HMD Global brought the Nokia 5.1 Plus on the market, the company has already betrayed. However, several media already speak of a consumer price of 199 euros, making the smartphone more interesting for beginners. The only problem: the Nokia 5.1 Plus is not expected in Germany.