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The Nokia X5 predictably has a notch and dual cameras

The Nokia X5 predictably has a notch and dual cameras

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HMD Global, which produces Nokia phones now, has officially announced the midrange Nokia X5. The X5, like its sibling the X6, has a notch and a glass body, signaling that HMD is now fully committed to the design trend first started by Apple’s iPhone X.

The Nokia X5 is a more affordable and lower specced version of the X6. It’s got a 5.9-inch HD+ display and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The quality is slightly lower than the X6, meaning video streaming and gaming won’t be quite as good.

The X5 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 processor and it contains a 3,060mAh battery. It has options for 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and 32 or 64GB of storage. As for cameras, it has an 8-megapixel selfie cam and dual 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras on the back, alongside a fingerprint sensor.

The device runs Android 8.1 out of the box and only costs $148.70 (or 999 yuan), which is a reasonable price considering the sub-optimal specs. The Nokia X5 comes in black, blue, and white and is available for preorder in China now. There’s no word yet on whether the device is coming to other countries.