Nokia XR20 launched in India with 5G support and military-grade durability: Price, specs, and more

The Nokia XR20 has been launched today with military resilience design and IP68 water and dust protection.

Highlights
  • Nokia XR20 is the company’s first 5G phone in India.
  • It is a military-grade phone resilient phone, which has been claimed to survive in any adverse climatic condition.
  • Nokia XR20 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G chipset.

Nokia, which has been quiet for some time now in India has finally released a new smartphone, here in India. HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones today via a press release announced the launch of the Nokia XR20. The XR20 comes with a military-grade design with four years of security updates and 3 years of OS upgrades to withstand the phone’s both hardware and software for the long run. Notably, the phone comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G chipset but has been priced in the premium segment, which is slightly surprising but clearly shows that the phone is expected to have a niche appeal.

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Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, Vice President, HMD Global, said via a statement: “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. The Nokia XR20 has been designed to withstand any accidental drops, splashes, and tumbles of daily usage.

Also Read: Nokia T20 launched with 10.4- inch 2K display

Nokia XR20 price and availability

The Nokia XR20 will be available for pre-booking starting from 20th October and sales will begin from 30th October 2021. The phone will be available in Ultra Blue and Granite colour options. The phone’s price has been set at Rs 46,999 for a single 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant across all leading offline retail stores, e-commerce platforms, and Nokia.com.

Customers who pre-book the smartphone can avail free gifts such as a Nokia Power Earbuds Lite worth 3,599 and one year of the screen protection plan.

Nokia XR20 more details and specifications

The Nokia XR20 is the company’s first 5G smartphone in India, with Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G chipset powering it. The phone runs on Android 11 out of the box, with almost stock Android on top. It features a 6.67-inch FHD+ IPS display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It comes with a dual stereo speaker setup and 2 noise-canceling microphones.

Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, NavIC, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The phone has a 4630mAh non-removable battery with 18W fast charging support and 15W wireless charging. Optics on the smartphone include a dual rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide shooter with Zeiss optics. Nokia has included a software feature named SpeedWarp mode that lets you capture multiple events in a montage. It also includes an Action Cam mode, which lets users record stable video footage.

The phone measures 171.64×81.5×10.64mm and weighs in at about 248gms. It has a MIL-STD810H-certified build that has an IP68 certification for dust and water resistance.

Key Specs

Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 | 6 GBProcessor
6.67 inches Display
48 MP + 13 MPRear camera
8 MPSelfie camera
4630 mAh Battery
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Nokia XR20 Price
Rs. 44,990
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
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Display
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Software
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Camera
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Performance
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Battery
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Pros

  • Durable and rugged design
  • Good battery life
  • Clean software

Cons

  • Sub-par performance
  • Display could be better
  • Pricey
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