If a Nokia 3310 were hit by a car, it would be the car that would be damaged. At least that’s what mythology says and numerous memes – I would claim on Nokia’s classic phone from 2000. And Nokia’s latest release, the XR20, hopes to bring back some of that magic with the company bragging that it is among the toughest smartphones on the market.
Unlike the original 3310, the XR20 is a proper smartphone, running Android 11 and featuring a large 6.67-inch screen covered in Gorilla Glass Victus, the toughest glass Corning makes. It is built to the “MIL-STD-810H military standard”, which basically makes it extremely resistant to drops and shocks. Naturally, it is IP68 rated against water and dust. All in all, a team that sounds quite corpulent.
Of course, it’s still a phone with a big screen, so don’t expect it to survive a 10,000-foot free fall onto solid concrete, but it should You will be able to survive by hitting the handlebars of your bike and hitting the platform when you are going down a mountain. Needless to say, we can’t wait to get a model (or two) to see how tough these things are. Tests I’d like to do include catching him between Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s biceps, getting stepped on by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in comfortable shoes, and being thrown against the wall by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in frustration when he loses another round. more of classic snake. Mr. Johnson please Get in touch.
Nokia says the phone is aimed at people who are into outdoor activities (mountaineers, cyclists, cross-country runners, etc.), as well as people who just want a phone that can take whatever life throws at it and keep puffing. . when the smallest phones would collapse and end up in a landfill. It’s a good philosophy, and Nokia supports it even more by providing three years of software updates and an additional year of security updates to keep you safe and up-to-date for longer. Even better, Nokia offers a free screen replacement if it breaks in the first year of use, and promises to plant 50 trees for every XR20 sold.
Other specs include a dual rear camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor with 4 or 8 GB of RAM, and 64 or 128 GB of storage. All of which sounds pretty low-mid-range, but it’s actually the durability items that have pushed the price up to its starting point of $ 550. It goes on sale in the US and UK on 24th. August, with UK prices starting at £ 399.
Nokia also introduced the C30, a massive 6.8-inch phone with a massive 6,000 mAh battery and a low price tag of just £ 99 in the UK. It is joined by another classic reissue, the Nokia 6310, a feature-only 2G phone priced in the UK at £ 50. The wider availability of these two phones is not known at press time, but we’ll update this when. we have more news.