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Here comes Nokia's 'military-grade' phone

Finally, after weeks of teasers, Nokia is back in the game with their newest installment yet to the rugged lineup. Meet, the Nokia XR20.

The Nokia XR20 is a rugged phone with 5G connectivity and 4 years of software updates that stand for longevity. For starters, it has a ruggedized casing made to the MIL-STD-810H military standard, accompanied by the IP68 water and dust resistance, and of course, the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, as the company’s ‘toughest screen yet’.

In terms of hardware specs, you get a 6.67-inch FHD display that is sensitive enough to support wet fingers and thick gloves. It has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 and a 20:9+ aspect ratio. On the inside, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor powers the device (on par with the Snapdragon 720G), coupled with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a microSD slot for further expansion.

Camera-wise, the Nokia XR20 is equipped with a dual-camera setup that consists of 48MP primary and 13MP ultra-wide lenses, the setup also comes with dual-LED flash while around the back, you get an 8MP front-facing selfie shooter, housed in a hole-punch cut-out.

It runs on Android 11 and has the aforementioned 4-year-upgrade, not just for security patches but also for major android upgrades, at least for 3 years. (Well, that’s as expected from Nokia.) This means you are eligible to upgrade from Android 11 to Android 14, beating mid-range to flagship devices that lack it.

Furthermore, the Nokia XR20 is backed with a 4,630mAh battery with support for 18W wired charging tech, and 15W for wireless. It features Quick Charge 4.0 and is guaranteed to have 2-day battery life, there’s also a USB Type-C port on the bottom that speeds things up, conveniently.

Other than that, you get a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a Google Assistant button, stereo speakers on the bottom, a headphone jack, and more.

The Nokia XR20 is arriving in Ultra Blue or Granite Grey with a single memory configuration for $550 (~roughly PHP 27.7K) and will go on sale starting August 24.

Source: Nokia