Nokia X5 Spotted on Geekbench Running Android 9 Pie; Stable Update Arriving Soon?

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HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas confirmed a few weeks back that the stable Android 9 Pie update for the Nokia 5.1 Plus would begin rolling out before the end of the year. The Chinese version of the smartphone, Nokia X5 has now been caught on the Geekbench benchmark database running on the Android 9 Pie operating system, hinting at an imminent rollout in China.

Nokia X5 Stable Android Pie Update to Roll Out Soon?

The Nokia X5 Geekbench listing suggests HMD Global is currently testing the Android Pie update for the smartphone and may begin rolling out the update before the end of this month. We expect the Nokia 5.1 Plus to begin receiving the stable Pie update around the same time as the Chinese version. HMD Global has already rolled out the Android Pie update for quite a few of its smartphones, so we do not expect any major delays to happen. Along with the Nokia 5.1 Plus, HMD Global is also expected to roll out the Android Pie update for some of its older devices such as the Nokia 8 very soon.

Taking a look at the benchmark scores, the Nokia X5 manages to score an impressive 1504 points in the single-core test and 5538 points in the multi-core test. These scores suggest the software team at HMD Global has done a good job with optimizing the update for the smartphone. The second member of the new Nokia X series family, X5 was announced in July this year in China. It comes with a 5.86-inch IPS LCD display featuring 720 x 1520 HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Running under the hood is a MediaTek Helio P60 12nm processor clocked at up to 2.0 GHz with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU taking care of the graphics processing. In the memory department, Nokia 5.1 Plus/X5 is available with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Users can expand the storage further by up to 400GB, thanks to a microSD card slot. At the rear is a 13MP + 5MP dual-camera setup, while for selfies it features an 8MP snapper on the front. The handset is fueled by a 3060mAh capacity non-removable battery.