Nokia XR20 has been confirmed to launch soon in India. Licensee HMD Global has announced that the rugged smartphone will be available for pre-order from October 20. Nokia XR20 was launched globally in July and comes with IP68 and MIL-STD810H certified build. Under the hood, it gets a Snapdragon 480 SoC, paired with up to 6GB of RAM. The 6.67-inch full-HD+ display of the Nokia XR20 offers Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection and is designed to work with wet hands and gloves.
Nokia has announced via a tweet that it will soon be launching the rugged smartphone Nokia XR20 in India. Commenting on the post, the company also announced that interested buyers will be able to pre-order the smartphone starting October 20. There is a microsite listed on the official website, but at the time of writing it only shows this text: “Sorry, the page you were looking for cannot be found”. However, another microsite celebrates the relationship between Nokia XR20 and the latest James Bond movie – No Time to Die.
Nokia XR20 price in India (expected)
Nokia XR20 debuted globally at the end of July and the 4GB + 64GB storage variant was priced at EUR 499 (approximately Rs. 43,600). The 6GB+128GB storage variant costs EUR 579 (approximately Rs. 50,600). In Europe, the rugged smartphone is available in Granite and Ultra Blue shades.
Nokia XR20 specifications (expected)
The European model of the Nokia XR20 runs on Android 11. It has a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The display is designed to work with wet hands and gloves. The rugged smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SoC, paired with up to 6GB of RAM.
For optics, the Nokia XR20 gets a dual rear camera with a 48-megapixel primary sensor and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor. Both sensors have ZEISS optics with preloaded features such as SpeedWarp mode and Action Cam mode. On the front, the phone gets an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.
Nokia XR20 has onboard storage of up to 128 GB and can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 512 GB). 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. Onboard sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, proximity sensor and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
HMD Global claims that the Nokia XR20 can withstand a 6-foot drop and survive up to an hour underwater thanks to its MIL-STD810H certification. Furthermore, the rugged smartphone is also IP68 certified for dust and water resistance. It has a 4,630mAh battery with support for 18W wired and 15W wireless charging. The Nokia XR20 measures 171.64×81.5×10.64 mm and weighs 248 grams.