HMD Global’s latest Nokia device is the XR20, a rugged phone with 5G connectivity that went on sale in late August for $ 549. In addition to strong physical protection, the XR20 is well supported on the software side – a big focus for Nokia’s latest devices – as it comes with Android 11 and comes with a three -year OS upgrade in addition to a four -year monthly security update. While considering that the first update, Android 12, will be launched soon, this is a much stronger policy than most midrange Android devices.
The XR20 has a long list of rough specifications. It is rated IP68 and can withstand immersion in 4.9 feet (1.5 meters) of water for up to an hour. It also meets other criteria from the MIL-STD 810H standard, such as the ability to withstand temperatures from 131 ° F (55 ° C) to -7.6 ° F (-22 ° C) and protection against drops from heights up to 5.9 feet (1.8 meters). ). The screen uses Gorilla Glass Victus, which Nokia is proud to be the “most confidential screen” on one of its smartphones. You can also feel comfortable as this phone comes with a two -year warranty in the US (three years in the UK).
Beyond its rugged merits, the Nokia XR20 has a lot in common with the non -rugged X20, starting with a 6.67 -inch 1080p screen. It goes past the X20’s macro and depth sensors, offering only two rear-facing cameras: the main 48-megapixel f / 1.79 and the ultrawide 13-megapixel f / 2.4. Internally, it comes with a Snapdragon 480 processor along with 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, a combination we think is adequate with a few occasional hiccups on the X20. There is a 4,630mAh battery and Qi wireless charging is supported.
In terms of raw hardware specs, it’s not ideal for challenging the best midrange handsets like the Samsung A52 5G or Pixel 4A 5G (giving way to the 5A soon), which is in line with Nokia’s recent emphasis on value-based devices. The X20’s camera didn’t catch our eye, and the Snapdragon 480 chipset likely won’t deliver the best performance in its class, but the XR20 has the potential to fill a gap in the market for an affordable mainstream rough device with healthy software support.
The 6GB RAM / 128GB storage variant will be the only one sold in the U.S., with availability starting Aug. 24. The version will go on sale for £ 449 in the UK, where the 4GB RAM / 64GB storage option will also be available for £ 399. Both will be available in the UK starting July 27th.
Nokia C30, Nokia 6310 handset, and Clarity Earbuds Pro
HMD also announced several other devices for global release: the Nokia C30 and Nokia 6310. The C30 is a deal with a large battery with a large screen, with a 6.82 -inch panel – the largest to date – and a 6,000mAh battery. The version with 2GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage will go on sale in the UK in September for £ 99.
Clarity Earbuds Pro include active noise cancellation, IPX5 sweat and waterproof, and offer use for up to nine hours on a single charge (seven with ANC enabled). The included cover supplies an additional 36 hours of use without ANC or 28 hours with activated. They will go on sale in the UK in September for £ 99.
Finally, the Nokia 6310 is a 2G -specific phone designed with accessibility, including larger buttons and fonts, and users can read text aloud. It went on sale in the UK in August for £ 49.