Nokia XR20 specs spotted on Geekbench: Snapdragon 480 chipset, 4GB RAM, and more

Highlights
  • Nokia XR20 has shown up on Geekbench for the first time ever. 
  • It managed to net single and multi-core scores of 509 and 1,455, respectively. 
  • Nokia XR20 specs include a Snapdragon 480 SoC, 4GB RAM and Android 11. 

HMD Global has a new 5G smartphone in store for us under the Nokia X series. It will be called the Nokia XR20 and it will use Qualcomm’s cheapest 5G chipset. The smartphone just showed up on Geekbench, so we know that there is at least one unit out and about somewhere. However, the Geekbench listing only reveals a few specs, which is why it is hard to tell what the Nokia XR 20 has in store for us. Based on its name, we can reasonably assume that it will offer some upgrades over the Nokia X20. Let’s take a look at what the Nokia XR20 has in store for us. 

Nokia XR20 Geekbench listing

As you can see above, the Nokia XR20 manages to net a single-core score of 509 and a multi-core score of 1,455. It is running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 chipset, which is the same one found on other Nokia X series phones. This particular variant has 4GB of RAM and runs Android 11 out of the box. This is all we know about the Nokia XR20 for now. Hopefully, more information about the smartphone should emerge in the coming weeks. 

It is hard to determine just what purpose the Nokia XR20 serves in HMD Global’s product stack. The Nokia X20 is a well-rounded smartphone in its own right and those who can’t afford it can always opt for a Nokia X10. Will the Nokia XR20 improve upon the Nokia X20 or water down the specs slightly? We’ve never seen the letter R show up in any of Nokia’s phones, so it’s virtually impossible to guess. It isn’t like Nokia to needlessly complicate its product nomenclature, but that seems to be happening a lot of late, ever since Juho Sarvikas left.

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