Tough smartphone usually has the look to match. I mean, it’d be super obvious that it is built tough. Case in point: the DOOGEE S58 Pro. But that’s does not appear to be the case with the new Nokia XR20. The new Nokia smartphone is “military-grade” model is designed to survive intense environmental conditions.
I know right. It does not even look like it’ll live through a 3 feet fall. But it totally will. In fact, it would shrug off a 3 feet drop like nothing cos’ this new device can cope with 1.8 m (about 6 feet) drops.
In addition, Nokia said the XR20 can survive in extreme temperatures and submerged in water for up to an hour.
The physically toughness is attributed by a body made to MIL-STD-810H military standard and the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, which is wet hands and gloves friendly, btw, that protects its 6.67” 20:9 aspect ratio, FHD+ (2,400 by 1,080 pixels) screen.
Theoretically, the phone should survive for a long time. But what’s the point of a long surviving phone if the software isn’t up to that. Well, about that, Nokia is promising the device four years of monthly security updates and three years of OS upgrades. As far as the phone is concerned, Nokia said you should be worry free up to 2025.
However, before you get all swoon over by it, you ought to no this ain’t no flagship. To be precise, it is not even mid-range. It is more of low-mid range device, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G.
If there’s any consolation, though, it does get fast 5G connectivity and healthy 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Imaging offered through a dual-camera setup, comprising of a 48 MP main camera and a 13 MP ultra-wide dual camera with ZEISS Optics. Meanwhile, the selfie camera is an 8 MP item. Nothing mind blowing, TBH.
The Nokia XR20 is outfitted with a 4.630 mAh that supports 15 W wireless charging and 18 W wired charging. And yes, it does have a headphone jack. Out of the box, the device is powered by Android 11.
The Nokia XR20 is expected to cost US$549.99 when it becomes available in stateside in August 2021.
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