A few years ago, 5G smartphones were almost exclusively high-end flagships, but as the technology becomes more accessible, we are starting to see how 5G is being brought to lower-end devices. In fact, HMD Global has recently announced a new 5G smartphone in the form of the Nokia XR20.
The Nokia XR20 isn’t the most impressive of smartphones we’ve seen, but one of its selling points is that it is a rugged device. So if you’re out in the field often and you need a phone that supports a fast connection but can take a beating, then maybe the XR20 could be just what the doctor ordered.
We’re looking at features like an IP68 rating, which means that it can withstand immersion underwater to a depth of 4.9 feet for up to an hour. It is also MIL-STD 810H rated and can withstand drops from up to 5.9 feet, continue to operate even in extreme temperatures, and it also uses Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus, which Nokia claims is the toughest screen they’ve used on their smartphones to date.
Under the hood, the Nokia XR20 will feature a 6.67-inch 1080p display and will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 480 chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It will also sport a dual camera system on the back with a 48MP f/1.79 and a 13MP f/2.4 combo, a 4,620mAh battery, and will also support wireless charging. The Nokia XR20 is expected to be available late August and will be priced at $549.