A poster on the Chinese micro blogging website, Weibo has been spotted on the page of Nokia Mobile phones which has revealed that the company will be holding a launch event on July 11 in China at 8pm local time (5:30pm IST). Nokia has not revealed the name of the smartphone to be launched, but it is expected that Nokia 5.1 Plus, a.k.a. Nokia X5 smartphone will be launched.
The poster mentions that the new phone will be part of the Nokia’s X series. So it can be said that the company might launch Nokia X5 in China on July 11. It is to be noted that the launch date is inline with the recently leaked report revealing the launch date and the pricing details of the smartphone. Nokia X5 will be launched globally as Nokia 5.1 Plus later just like Nokia X6 that will be launched globally as Nokia 6.1 Plus.
Nokia X5 will come in two variants – 32GB and 64GB priced at 799 Yuan which is approximately Rs 8,290 and 999 Yuan which is approximately Rs 10,360 respectively. The earlier leaked poster confirmed the notched design display in the smartphone.
As per a recent post on Baidu, the company might announce two other smartphones – one featuring Snapdragon 710 SoC and other with flagship Snapdragon 845 processor. The SD710 phone might be the successor of the Nokia 7 plus and will be unveiled either in Autumn or Winter. The report said it might be announced at the end of September. The other phone with Snapdragon 845 processor is expected to come with an in-display fingerprint. It is said to be launched sometime by the end of Q3, probably August.
Nokia X5 with model number TA-1109 was earlier spotted on Chinese regulatory site, TENAA, revealing some key specifications. As per the TENAA listing, the smartphone features a 5.86-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by a 2GHz octa-core processor. The Nokia 5.1 Plus or X5 will be available in different memory configurations including 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage option, 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage and a 6GB of RAM with 64GB storage. The memory can be further expanded up to 128GB via micro SD card slot.
On the camera front, there is a dual-camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary and a secondary lens, which might be used to bokeh effect. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera for video calling and selfies. The phone is backed by a 3000mAh battery and on the connectivity front, it supports 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi, GPS and dual-SIM. The phone measures 149.51 x 71.98 x 8mm and weighs 160 grams.