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Nokia's rugged XR20 phone coming to US with three years of updates, $550 price

This looks to be a great phone if you prioritize updates and physical durability over pretty much everything else.

Published onJuly 26, 2021

nokia xr20 1
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  • Today, HMD Global announced it is bringing the Nokia XR20 to the United States on August 24, 2021.
  • The $550 phone boasts MIL-STD 810H durability but its specs are fairly weak.
  • You’ll also be able to get the phone in the United Kingdom starting today.

With the prominent “glass sandwich” design of smartphones nowadays, durability is not exactly an option. Unless you want to risk your phone cracking or even shattering with a drop, you’ll need to put it into a case.

See also: The best Nokia phones at different price points

However, HMD Global isn’t content with that. The company’s Nokia XR20 is a rugged device with one of the strongest smartphone display coverings available. It makes multiple durability promises including the military-grade MIL-STD 810H and IP68 certifications.

Considering the device’s durability, HMD expects it to last you quite a while. Thankfully, the company will also deliver three years of Android upgrades and an additional year of security patches to the phone.

Of course, the phone can’t be perfect. Its processor is quite weak and its imaging system will leave a lot to be desired. Check out the specs below.

Nokia XR20 specs

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Nokia XR20
6.67-inch FHD+
2,400 x 1,080
20:9 aspect ratio
Gorilla Glass Victus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480
4GB or 6GB
64GB or 128GB
microSD card support up to 512GB
4,630mAh non-removable battery
18W wired charging support
15W wireless charging support

- 48MP main (ƒ/1.79, 1/2.25-inch sensor, 0.8μm, AF)
- 13MP ultra-wide (ƒ/2.4, 1/3-inch sensor, 1.12μm, 123-degree FoV)


- 8MP main (ƒ/2.0, 1/4-inch sensor, 1.12μm)
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 | WCDMA: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 66
5G4 SA+NSA: n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n28, n41, n66, n77/n78
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC support
USB-C port
3.5mm headphone port
Dual-nano SIM slot
Nano-SIM and microSD card slot
MIL-STD 810H certified
1.8m drop protection
IP68 certified
Power/fingerprint sensor
Volume rocker
Google Assistant button
Top-mounted customizable button
Android 11
171.6 x 81.5 x 10.6mm
Ultra Blue

Where to buy and how much it will cost

If you’re excited to grab a Nokia XR20, it will land in the United States on August 24. You’ll have two color options: Ultra Blue (as shown in these photos) and Granite (a dark gray).

The phone will cost you $550 for the model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

In the United Kingdom, the Nokia XR20 will start at £399 (~$552) for the model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The 6/128Gb model will go for £449 (~$621). You can grab the phone in the UK starting now.

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