As planned, yesterday saw the official unveiling of the new Nokia XR20, a 5G smartphone characterized by its rugged, heavy-duty casing, which will soon be available to the public worldwide, with an early release and on-sale date set for late August.

Nokia XR20 Specifications

Operating System Android 11
Display 6.67-inch IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Resolution FullHD+: 2,400 x 1,080 pixels with 20:9 ratio
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
Memory 4 or 6 GB of RAM
Storage 64 or 128 GB storage (expandable via microSD up to 512 GB)
Front camera 8 MP
Rear camera Dual configuration:

  • 48 MP (f/1.79)
  • 13 MP wide-angle (f/2.4)
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6, Dual-Band, Dual SIM, 5G, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, USB-C, 3.5mm jack
Battery 4,630 mAh with 18W fast charging and 15W Qi wireless charging
Dimensions 171.64 x 81.5 x 10.64 mm
Weight 248 grams
Price From 399 euros

Nokia XR20 5G front Nokia XR20 5G back

Before we get into its featuresIn the case of the X20, it’s worth talking about the design and features of this phone. And it is that it is a version of the current X20, keeping numerous similarities such as its 6.67-inch screen with 1080p resolution, and the aesthetics of its rear front. Although we will notice some differences in this, omitting the macro and depth sensors of its main configuration of cameras, reduced to only two cameras with a 48-megapixel main sensor and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide lens.

Facing its internal section, the presence of a mid-range Snapdragon 480 processor stands out, along with a rather interesting combination of up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, and the accompaniment of a powerful 4,630 mAh battery with added advantages such as support for Qi wireless charging.

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At this point, we begin with the Nokia XR20’s most interesting points, and its long list of robust specs. Starting with its IP68 rating, ensuring protection against dust and splashes of liquids, this phone surprises with the ability to withstand full immersion in water (up to 1.5 meters) for up to an hour. Other certifications also stand out, such as the MIL-STD 810H military standard, which adds the ability to withstand temperatures from -22º to 55º, or resistance to falls from up to 1.8 meters in height.

And its screen uses a Gorilla Glass Victus protective glass, and Nokia has even called this phone the “most resistant screen to date” in one of its smartphones.

In addition to solid physical protection, the XR20 is well supported on the software side, a big focus for Nokia’s latest devices, as it ships with Android 11 and comes with three years of OS updates along with four years of monthly security updates.

In fact, the first of those updates will be the jump to Android 12 itself, ensuring a secure continuity for years to come, with a much more robust policy than most current mid-range Android devices.

Availability and pricing

With global availability set to begin on August 13, the Nokia XR20 is expected to arrive in two versions with 4+64GB and 6+128GB, with prices ranging from 499 euros to 569 euros.