Nokia XR20 rugged 5G phone with 6.67-inch FHD+ display, IP68 waterproof body launched in India for Rs. 46999

HMD Global today launched the XR20, the company’s latest rugged smartphone, in India after teasing it last week. It is a waterproof phone (IP68) with a sleek casing that is made to the MIL-STD-810H military standard, has 1.5m drop protection, can be submerged to depths of 1.5m for 30 minutes, and the company says that it is built for conditions far harsher than the rough and tumble of everyday life.

It has the same 6.67-inch FHD+ punch-hole display as the X20, but this has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection for a better durability. There’s a programmable top button, so you can make your most frequent task more accessible. There’s also an accessory loop lets for attaching a lanyard.

The phone is powered by Snapdragon 480 5G SoC and run Android 11 with three years of software upgrades and four years of security updates, has 48MP main camera with ZEISS Optics, and a 13MP ultra-wide camera, and an 8MP front camera. It has stereo speakers, OZO spatial audio and all-new SpeedWarp mode with super-stabilization lets you fast-forward to the key moments.  It packs a 4630mAh battery with 18W wired and 15W wireless charging.

Nokia XR20 specifications

  • 6.67-inch (2400×1080 pixels) FHD+ 20:9 aspect ratio display, up to 550 nits brightness, Wet hands and gloves compatibility, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 480 8nm Mobile Platform (2GHz x 2+1.8GHz x 6 Kryo 540 CPUs) with Adreno 619 GPU
  • 6GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Android 11
  • 48MP  rear camera with ƒ/1.79 aperture, LED flash, ZEISS Optics, 13MP 123° ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture, OZO Audio
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Google Assistant button, Top-mounted customizable button
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Extra loud Stereo speakers (96dB), OZO Playback
  • Water resistant (IP68), MIL-STD 810H certified
  • Dimensions: 171.64 x 81.5 x 9.1mm; Weight: 10.64g
  • 5G SA/NSA (n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n28, n41, n66, n77/n78 international bands), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz) 2×2 MiMo, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou/ QZSS/NavIC, USB Type-C
  • 4630mAh (typical) battery with 18W wired charging, 15W Qi wireless charging

The Nokia XR20 comes in Granite and Ultra Blue colours, is priced at Rs. 46,999 and will be available across leading offline retail stores, e-commerce platforms and

Pre-booking period is 20th to 29th October, 2021 and the phone will go on sale from 30th October, 2021. Customers who pre-book the smartphone can avail free gifts such as a Nokia Power Earbuds Lite worth Rs. 3,599, and One year of screen protection plan.

Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, Vice President, HMD Global, said:

Indian consumers, are adventurous and outgoing and require high quality, reliable and robust smartphones that can support their fast-paced life and become an extension of their lifestyle. On an average, people damage their smartphone within just 10 weeks of purchasing it. So, they have to invest in protective cases, repairs and warranties that can increase the maintenance cost, leading to early device replacement.

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