Nokia XR20 India Launch Confirmed, Pre-Orders Open October 20th

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The Nokia XR20 is slated to hit the Indian market shortly. The licensee HMD Global has announced that the robust smartphone will be available for pre-order from October 20th. The Nokia XR20 was launched worldwide in July and is IP68 and MIL-STD810H certified. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 480 SoC, paired with up to 6 GB of RAM. The Nokia XR20’s 6.67-inch Full HD + display is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection and is designed to work with wet hands and gloves.

Nokia announced in a tweet that it will shortly launch the rugged Nokia XR20 smartphone in India. In a comment on the post, the company also announced that interested buyers will be able to pre-order the smartphone from October 20. A microsite is listed on the official website, but at the time of writing it only shows this text: “Sorry, the page you are looking for cannot be found”. However, another microsite celebrates the relationship between the Nokia XR20 and the latest James Bond movie – No Time To Die.

Nokia XR20 price in India (expected)

The Nokia XR20 debuted worldwide in late July, and its 4GB + 64GB storage variant was priced at 499 euros (approximately 43,600 rupees). The 6 GB + 128 GB storage version costs 579 euros (approx. 50,600 rupees). In Europe, the robust smartphone is available in the colors granite and ultra blue.

Nokia XR20 specs (expected)

The European model of the Nokia XR20 runs on Android 11. It has a 6.67-inch Full HD + display (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) with an aspect ratio of 20: 9 and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The display is designed to work with wet hands and gloves. The robust smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SoC, paired with up to 6 GB of RAM.

For the optics, the Nokia XR20 has a dual rear-view camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor. Both sensors have ZEISS optics with pre-installed functions such as SpeedWarp mode and Action Cam mode. On the front, the phone gets an 8 megapixel selfie shooter.

The Nokia XR20 has an integrated memory of up to 128 GB and can be expanded with 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. The built-in 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 1.8 meter drop and survive underwater for up to an hour due to its MIL-STD810H certification. In addition, the rugged smartphone is also IP68 certified for dust and water resistance. It contains a 4,630 mAh battery with 18W wired and 15W wireless charging support. The Nokia XR20 measures 171.64 x 81.5 x 10.64 mm and weighs 248 grams.

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