Expanding Nokia's X-series, HMD Global on Wednesday launched a new Nokia X5 smartphone in China. HMD Global, the Finnish company with license to sell Nokia-branded smartphones globally, had launched Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco for the Indian market in April and was followed with the launch of Nokia 6.1 with 4GB RAM for the online market. To start with, customers buying the latest smartphone from a retail store by scanning Paytm Mall QR code will get 10 per cent cashback on recharge and bill payments on Paytm.
The Nokia X5 shares the same design language as the Nokia X6 which launched earlier this year. Nokia 3.1 buyers will also be eligible for two Rs 250 movie cashback vouchers which can be redeemed on buying minimum two movie tickers using Paytm.
"Nokia 3.1 will receive three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates from launch, as guaranteed in the Android One programme". Lastly, ICICI Bank credit and debit cards are entitled to 5 percent cashback on purchase. On recharge of Rs 149 pack, users will get 1GB data per day, unlimited calls and 100 SMS per day for 28 days. Despite having an ever so slightly bigger screen of 5.86 inches (the Nokia X6 only has 5.8 inches), the Nokia X5's resolution tops out at 1520×720 HD+ or a 19:9 screen ratio. On a recharge of Rs 595, customers will get unlimited calls, 100 SMS/day, 18GB data for 6 months.
In terms of camera, budget Nokia handset features a 13MP f/2.0 rear camera. The device comes with a hybrid SIM slot supporting expandable storage up to 256GB. Indian markets will get only the 2GB variant which comes with 16GB internal storage. The all-new Nokia 3.1 Android One will be available in three color hues, namely Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome and White/Iron. Pre-installed with near-stock version of Android Oreo, the phone also features a 3060mAh battery. Besides, the Nokia 3.1 Android One smartphone also rocks an 8MP f/2.0 selfie shooter that comes clubbed with an 84.6-degree wide-angle lens.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.