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Nokia XR20 India Launch Confirmed, Pre-Booking Starts From October 20

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The Nokia XR20 is confirmed to launch in India soon. Licensee HMD Global has announced that the Rugged smartphone will be available for pre-order from October 20. The Nokia XR20 was launched globally in July and comes with an IP68 and MIL-STD810H certified build. Under the hood, it gets the Snapdragon 480 SoC, paired with up to 6GB of RAM. The 6.67-inch full-HD+ display of the Nokia XR20 sports Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection and is designed to work with wet hands and gloves.

Through a tweet, Nokia announced that it will soon launch the Nokia XR20 rugged smartphone in India. In a comment on the post, the company also announced that interested buyers can pre-book the smartphone from October 20. There is a microsite listed on the official website, but at the time of writing, it only throws up this text: “Unfortunately, the page you were looking for cannot be found”. However, another microsite celebrates the relationship between the Nokia XR20 and the latest James Bond film – No Time to Die.

Nokia XR20 Price in India (Expected)

The Nokia XR20 made its global debut in late July and its 4GB + 64GB storage variant was priced at EUR 499 (approximately Rs 43,600). The 6GB + 128GB storage variant is priced at EUR 579 (approximately Rs 50,600). In Europe, the Rugged smartphone is available in Granite and Ultra Blue colours.

Nokia XR20 Specifications (Expected)

The European model of Nokia XR20 runs on Android 11. It features a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) display with 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 packs a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor. Both the sensors have ZEISS optics with preloaded features like Speedwarp Mode and Action Cam Mode. On the front, the phone gets an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.

The Nokia XR20 has up to 128GB of onboard storage and can be expanded via microSD card (up to 512GB). Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS/ NavIC, NFC, USB Type-C and 3.5mm headphone jack. Onboard sensors include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, proximity sensor and side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

HMD Global claims that the Nokia XR20 can withstand a drop of 1.8 meters and survive underwater for up to an hour due to its MIL-STD810H certification. Moreover, the rugged smartphone is also IP68 certified for dust and water resistance. It packs a 4,630mAh battery with 18W wired and 15W wireless charging support. The dimensions of the Nokia XR20 are 171.64×81.5×10.64mm and weighing 248 grams.


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