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Nokia launched XR20 – a rugged 5G phone with three years of OS updates
HMD Global has announced Nokia XR20 with a unique design and specification in the history of the Finnish company. For the first time, Nokia’s smartphone comes with a rugged surface. Therefore, if the mobile gets dirty you can clean it with water and soap. If we look at the past, Nokia’s been failing to attract buyers and hence the old mobile phone manufacturer has tried something new. Moreover, the upcoming gadget will be coming with a Google-owned operating system – Android. That’s not the only step taken by HMD Global, in fact, the company has come up with an outside of the box idea for its promotion. According to some reports, when you purchase this device, the company will plant 50 trees on your behalf. Isn’t this interesting?
The model will also receive 3 years of its Android updates – Andriod11, Android 12, Android 13, and Android 14. This means the phone with Android 11 will be upgradeable to Android 14. In addition to this, the device will also receive 4 years of its security patches updates, according to the company. These steps from the manufacturer show that it wants you to use this mobile till 2025.
Now move towards the next portion of this article. In the next part of the heading, we’ll be discussing the style and design of the device. So without any further due, let’s get to the main part.
Style and Design of Nokia XR20:
The company has kept the back side of the device quite simple, due to the rug style. As mentioned at the start of the article, the smart device could be cleaned with water. In addition to this, the mobile is protected by a military-grade MIL-STD-810H, and hence it can be protected while falling on the ground.
The style of the device is quite different from the previous smartphones of the company. Therefore, many experts and analysts have praised the style of the device. Furthermore, there will be two colors variants of this mobile phone model i.e. Graphite and Ultra Blue.
The latest model from the company has shown potential in terms of design and style as compared to its previous mobile phones.
Specs of Nokia XR20:
- The cell phone could come up with a 6.67-inch FHD+ 2400 x 1080 display screen. Moreover, the Gorilla Glass Victus protects it.
- In addition to this, the screen of the device has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a brightness level of 550 nits.
- The interesting fact about the display is that you can use the screen with your wet hands as well as by wearing a glove.
- Under the hood, it will be powering Snapdragon 480 SoC. If you’re wondering that might be 4G, you are wrong. In fact, the mobile is using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 5G variant of this chipset. So, you will be enjoying the 5G speed of networks.
- The fingerprint sensor of the smart device will be under the power button which is situated at the side of the device. While it also contains a customized red button for multiple functions of your choice.
- It also contains Google Assistant for your convenience.
- In the case of variants, the phone comes up with two RAM and storage models. The smartphone comes up with 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB options. Whereas the mobile also supports an SD card for extra storage of 512GB.
- This model comes up with two rear cameras, one with a 48MP main sensor and the other with a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens. Also, the cameras have been placed in a square-shaped cover alongside two LEDs for a flashlight.
- For the first time in the brand history, the cameras equip with ZEISS optics and include interesting features, including SpeedWarp and Action Cam mode.
- The mobile has a centered punch-hole selfie camera with an 8MP sensor.
- Interestingly, the phone will also come with two variants in terms of SIM placement. One variant comes with a dual sim, whereas the other model will be coming with only a single sim.
- The mobile model packs a 4630mAh battery with 18W wired charging as well as 15W wireless charging. According to the Finnish company, there won’t be a charger available within a box. The step has been taken to reduce plastic waste, according to the company.
- In the audio case, the XR20 will have stereo speakers, NFC, an audio jack, and also a USB-C type i.e. USB 3.0 port.
Nokia XR20 Price and Availability:
The 4GB/64GB variant could be priced at £399 or EUR 499. That’s more likely to be the mid-range price, but the company tries to justify the price with several features, including Gorilla Glass Victus, wireless charging, and 3 years of OS update. To some extent, the price is quite reasonable with these specs, but it depends upon the buyers whether they are attracted by these features or not.
The device is rumored to debut in the European markets on August 3rd, 2021. Meanwhile, the pre-orders on Nokia’s website have started already.
On the other hand, the 6GB/128GB variant will only be available in the USA, with availability from August 24.