HMD Global said that the Nokia XR20 is the most durable phone. The XR20 sports a tough 6.67-inch Gorilla Glass Victus display from American tech firm Corning and can resist damage from scratches and drops from about 6 feet.HMD global new smartphone Nokia XR20 supports super-fast 5G internet and has a 48-megapixel and 13-megapixel dual-lens main camera. The device comes in two colors, black and blue. The HMD global also throws in four years of monthly security updates and three years of Android operating system upgrades.
Florian Seiche, HMD’s CEO, said most people want phones they can keep for longer. The Chief executive officer said that the company is targeting enterprise clients as well as consumers with the Nokia XR20. He added that this fits many enterprise device requirements.They don’t want to pay $1,000 or $1,500 for a purpose-built rugged device that is bulky.
The Nokia XR20 starts at £399 in the U.K. and $549.99 in the U.S. It will ship from Aug. 24.HMD Global was formed by former Nokia executives in 2016, who bought the Finnish firm’s ailing mobile unit back from Microsoft in a $350 million deal. It is financially backed by Nokia, as well as other industry players, including Google and Qualcomm.
The company has been trying to carve out a niche in the cell phone market, selling modern revivals of retro Nokia handsets and smartphones at the low to mid-range.It has struggled in the smartphone market, holding just a 0.6% share in 2020, according to IDC. That’s lower than LG, which recently decided to wind down its mobile business.HMD is a more prominent player in the feature phone or dumbphone market, with its old-school handsets taking up 16% of the market last year.