These phones are known as rugged phones, and are a niche market category primarily targeting extreme sports enthusiasts and manual laborers.
HMD Global said that the Nokia phone XR20 It is the most durable device created to date.
The XR20 features a powerful 6.67-inch Gorilla Glass Victus display from the American technology company Corning and can resist damage from scratches and drops from about 1.8 meters.
In addition, HMD Global says it hopes the Nokia XR20 will cater to a more mainstream audience.
This device is suitable for the brand whose phones are known for their durability. The myth that Nokia phones are indestructible has been the subject of countless comics online.
According to HMD Global, the Nokia XR20 can be submerged in water for up to an hour and withstand extreme temperatures in accordance with the MIL-STD 810H standard.
In addition to the strong credentials, the new smartphone supports ultra-fast 5G networks and has a 48MP + 13MP dual-lens main camera. It comes in two colours, black and blue.
The company supplied the phone with a Snapdragon 480 processor along with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. There is a 4,630 mAh battery and supports Qi wireless charging.
HMD Global also offers four years of monthly security updates and three years of Android OS upgrades.
Moreover, Florian Sych, CEO of the company said: Most people want a phone that they can keep for longer.
He added that HMD Global is targeting enterprise customers as well as consumers with the Nokia XR20 that suits many enterprise device requirements. Who doesn’t want to pay $1,000 or $1,500 for a rugged, purpose-built device.
The Nokia XR20 starts at £399 in the UK and $549.99 in the US. It ships as of August 24th.
The company also revealed a modernized version of the Nokia 6310 phone, which was introduced in 2001. The new phone supports only older 2G networks.
HMD Global says this is because the target audience is people interested in Nokia’s legacy. But they only want basic text and audio features.
In addition, the Nokia 6310 comes in black and yellow. It retails for £49.99.