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HMD Global, at work behind the Nokia brand, has just unveiled the XR20, a smartphone that’s all about durability… and accompanies it with some old glory brought

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Ruggedized smartphones have been around for quite some time now, and quite often are aimed at a specific audience. HMD Global has taken a look at the issue, as the company has just introduced the Nokia XR20. The device’s spec sheet is not unlike that of an X20

, with the off-road aspect beefed up.

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The Nokia XR20 should withstand most shocks / © Nokia

This model thus benefits from a 6.67-inch IPS screen with Full HD+ definition (2,400 x 1,080 pixels), protected by Gorilla Glass Victus

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There is no fingerprint sensor under the screen, the reader being located on the edge of the device. The whole thing is easy to handle with gloves or wet hands, which will appeal to professionals working outdoors, for example. IP68 certified, the smartphone resists immersion in water for 30 minutes to a depth of 1.50 m. To learn more about this standard, we invite you to consult our file dedicated to the waterproofing of mobiles

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To highlight the strength of the XR20, the brand has enlisted the services of former Brazilian footballer Roberto Carlos, known for his powerful shots. The device also meets the MIL-STD 810H standard, which provides protection against drops and shocks.

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As is often the case for this category of devices, the Nokia XR20 benefits, for the rest, from a modest technical sheet. The whole thing runs on a 5G-capable Snapdragon 480 SoC, coupled with 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of storage.

There’s also a fairly standard dual rear camera sensor. The main module is a 48-megapixel Samsung Isocell GM1, whose lens opens at f/1.79. It’s accompanied by a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens (f/2.4). On the front, an 8-megapixel module is housed in a central punch. The whole thing is powered by a 4,630 mAh battery, which is compatible with Qi wireless charging.

On the software side, finally, Nokia assures that the smartphone will undergo three major updates and will benefit from a security patch

monthly for four years. It is already available for € 569.

A new feature phone with an evocative name

In a completely different style, HMD Global is continuing its resurrection of its most iconic models with the 6310. Like the 3310 remake, this new feature phone sports a design inspired by its ancestor, released in 2001.

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The return of the Nokia 6310 / © Nokia


The screen is bigger (2.8 inches) and offers a definition of 320 x 240 pixels. It is still possible to zoom in the menus. Only 2G compatible, this smartphone uses only the GSM network at 90 and 1800 MHz. It supports Bluetooth 5.0, WLAN and A-GPS. The Nokia 6310 also has a 0.3 megapixel camera module on the back. An FM radio and an MP3 player (which works with a microSD card) are also included.

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Nostalgia is sometimes a good thing, since the 1,150 mAh battery that powers this phone promises to provide around 20 days of autonomy. That’s enough time to play the iconic Snake game, which is of course pre-installed. The terminal will be available in August for about sixty euros.