Nokia 7 is the next to receive August 2018 Android security update

The China exclusive Nokia 7 is now receiving an OTA update which brings the Android security patches for August 2018. The update is tiny, weighing only 97MB and updates the security patch to August 2018. There’s nothing else mentioned in the change-log. The post update software version is 224F.B01.

Nokia 7 August Security update

The Nokia 7 is not an Android One certified device. It is also not among the Nokia phones which run vanilla Android. The China ROM has a number of enhancements and that doesn’t stop Nokia from regularly updating the phones in China. This is Nokia’s indirect answer to the people who feel that adding customization to Android code results in slower updates. It is more about the willingness and dedication.

If you are using a Nokia 7 in China or outside of China, then you can head to device settings to manually check for updates.

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HMD teases Nokia X5 (5.1 Plus) arrival in other markets outside China

HMD released Nokia X5 (5.1 Plus) in China on July 18 and it went on sale the next day. Now, while it is known unofficially that Nokia X5 will come to other markets as Nokia 5.1 Plus so far there was no official word about it. Now, HMD CPO Juho Sarvikas has left a meaty…

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Nokia 8110 4G becomes available in China and sells out

China has become the latest market to get the Banana phone’s new avatar Nokia 8110 4G. We earlier reported about Nokia 8110 4G going on pre-order in European markets and becoming available in Singapore, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Ghana and Nigeria. Nokia 8110 4G that runs Kai OS is priced at Yuan 499 in China and was already available to buy today…

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Nokia X5 (TA-1109) is now official with Helio P60 – Starts from ¥999

The Nokia X5 (TA-1109) is finally revealed at a launch event in China. The phone matches with essentially everything that we saw in the leaks. The phone features the infamous “Notch” and comes packed with the Helio P60 processor which looks like nothing less than a dream.

Hardware Specifications

Much like the Nokia X6, the Nokia X5 also features a dual-glass manufacturing. Similar dual cameras sit on the back. The notch on the front of the display is definitely wider, leaving very less room for the notification icons.

The Nokia X5 definitely packs a punch when it comes to the raw hardware. It ticks many boxes of what a user expects from his/her smartphone. The phone features the following key hardware specifications:

  • Body dimensions – 149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096 mm
  • Display – 5.86-inch HD+ display in 19:9 aspect ratio(1520×720 resolution)
  • Processor – Mediatek Helio P60 2.0Ghz MT6771
  • Primary Cameras – Dual cameras with 13MP f/2 and 5MP depth of field lens
  • Front Camera – 8MP f/2.2
  • Storage & RAM combinations – 3GB/32GB | 4GB/64GB, expandable upto 256GB using MicroSD card
  • Connectivity – 4G Dual VoLTE, WiFI, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB-C
  • Battery – 3060mAh
  • Android version: Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradeable to Android P
  • Colors – Black, White & Blue

The phone also features a headphone jack and FM radio, something we no longer see in flagship smartphones. There’s face recognition for those too lazy to use the fingerprint scanner. The device is codenamed Panda and it definitely packs the panda’s punch!

Price & Availability

The Nokia X5 is priced aggressively, given China is a very price sensitive market. The X5 is offered in 2 RAM and storage variations and the prices are as under:Nokia X5 stage price

32GB with 3GB RAM – RMB 999 | ~$149 USD | ₹10,200 INR

64GB with 4GB RAM – RMB 1399 | ~$208 USD | ₹14,323 INR

The 64GB version of Nokia X5 is 100 RMB pricier than the 3GB/32GB variant of Nokia X6, which sells for RMB 1299. Overall, the price is very attractive and

Suning.com is already accepting the registrations for the flash sale. And at the time of writing, 11085 persons have already signed up for the flash sale. The flash sale will take place on 19th of July at 17:35 (China time). It will be live for 10 minutes until (17:45).

For more details, refer to the official Nokia webpage (in Chinese) for Nokia X5.

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(Update: Officially teased) New leak suggests that Nokia X5 (5.1 Plus) is launching in China on July 11

Update 09/06/2018: Nokia Mobile’s official Weibo account has started teasing the launch member of Nokia X family.

Nokia X5 teaser

Nokia X5 or the Nokia 5.1 plus, the renders of which got leaked last month is off to its official debut. As per a recent leak from Baidu, the Nokia X5 is scheduled for a launch in China on the 11th of July 2018.

The source also posted a low resolution image of the object (which looks like a roll-up standee) featuring the Nokia X5 alongside the Nokia X6. The only way we are distinguishing the devices is based on the width of the notch. The notch on the Nokia X5 is much wider than what we saw on the Nokia X6.

Nokia X5 promotional banner

Specifications wise, the Nokia X5 will come in a glass-sandwich design, similar to what we have seen in the Nokia X6. The device will be powered by a MediaTek processor. It will feature a 5.86-inch  display in 19:9 aspect ratio and a dual camera setup at the back. Nokia X5 will be available in 3 colors and different storage and RAM configurations.

With the recent leak of Nokia X6’s scheduled launch in Hong Kong, it is kinda confirmed that Nokia will keep the X-series limited to China only. The name of the devices will be changed for the gloabl markets. So, the Nokia X5 can be called as the Nokia 5.1 Plus.

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