Nokia has bet on its new mid-range mobile for something that most brands ignore: resistance. The Nokia XR20 is designed to endure.
We’re often asked for advice on how to change cell phones. Sometimes the priority is the camera, sometimes the price, sometimes the design. But also on occasion, we have been asked for a resistant phone, that can withstand certain working conditions.
At that time we had to jump from the best-known brands to second-tier Chinese firms.
Today Nokia has presented a mid-range or lower mid-range phone that can be the reference for those who, above all, want resistance. It is the Nokia XR20.
Nokia XR20 specs
Processor and memory
- Processor: Snapdragon 480.
- RAM: 4/6GB.
- Internal storage: 64/128GB.
- Micro SD: Up to 256GB.
- Size: 6.67 inches.
- Resolution: FHD + 2340 x 1080 pixels.
- Technology: LCD.
- Main: 48MP.
- Wide angle: 13MP.
- Others: LED Flash.
- Resolution: 8MP.
- 5G / LTE.
- Dual SIM.
- Bluetooth 5.1.
- WiFi ac.
- Stereo speakers.
- Side fingerprint sensor.
- Capacity: 4,630mAh.
- USB-C port.
- 3.5mm minijack.
- Android version: 11.
Nokia XR features
Nokia wanted to try its luck in a niche market that nevertheless has its audience. It has not launched with a model of incredible performance because it knows that, in reality, users of this type of smartphone are not looking for that.
The processor chosen is the Snapdragon 480 and there will be two models, one with 4 and 64GB memory and another with 6 and 128GB. Both will be compatible with 5G networks.
The screen is large, 6.67 inches, with FHD resolution and LCD panel, not OLED.
The front camera is 8MP and the main rear one is 48MP. There is also a wide-angle 8MP rear. Both rear lenses have been designed in collaboration with ZEISS.
A water resistant, military grade phone
In addition to the expected connections, such as the headphone jack or the USB C port, we have a button to launch the Google Assistant, especially useful if we are working with gloves, for example. There is also another programmable button on the top.
The Nokia XR20 has a dual speaker and a fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone.
It is an IP68 water-resistant phone, and it also has MIL-STD 810H military certification. It withstands drops of almost 2 meters without damage, something that many will find more than important.
As if all this were not enough, Nokia has said it will release three major updates for this model, which in theory would come to use Android 14.
Nokia XR20 price and release date
This phone has been made official, but the price of the two versions has not yet been confirmed. It will go on sale on August 3.