HMD Global, the powerhouse brand behind the Nokia branded smartphones, has today announced and launched the Nokia XR20, a device that has been built to last. The Nokia XR20 comes with a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display that’s is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm SM4350 Snapdragon 480 5G chipset alongside 6GB RAM alongside 128GB onboard storage.

It is powered by Android 11 right out of the box and HMD global have confirmed that the Nokia XR20 will get 4 years worth of security updates and 3 years worth of firmware OS updates.

In terms of cameras, the Nokia XR20 comes with a dual rear camera set up 48MP main camera lens with a 13MP wide angle camera lens. In terms of the front facing camera, you will get a single 8MP camera. It will also come with a 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax-ready, Wi-Fi dual-band (2.4GHz + 5.0GHz), 2×2 MiMo.

The Nokia XR20 has been built and designed to be able to withstand extreme temperatures, 1.8m drops, one hour underwater and more. HMD Global has stated that the Nokia XR20 was put through its paces thanks to Brazilian football legend, Roberto Carlos and female world champion freestyler, Lisa Zimouche put the new Nokia XR20 through a series of tough tests.

James Robinson, ANZ Country Manager for HMD Global has stated on the launch of the Nokia XR20 that:

“We know that Australians spend millions of dollars repairing their damaged phones each year, and we are thrilled to introduce the Nokia XR20 – a device that has been designed to endure everything from the daily hustle and bustle to more extreme conditions.

“Nokia has always been synonymous with durability and build quality. Our phones last but with the launch of the Nokia XR20, we’ve taken it that step further. This device is truly life-proof.

“Recently, HMD Global’s research found that nearly three quarters of Australians would keep their phone for longer if their device was maintained over time. Our newly refreshed X-Series provides people with products that they can love, trust and keep for longer.

“The Nokia XR20 is our latest innovation to join the X-Series range and will provide customers with peace of mind knowing that it comes with four years of monthly security updates, an industry leading three year warranty and three years of OS upgrades, making it completely future proof.”

Stephen Taylor, CMO of HMD Global has stated:

“We’ve always been proud to partner with the industry’s best for our fans. Today we add two more names to this extended family of leading brands that allow for the most innovative experiences for Nokia phone owners. Every partnership further enhances what we stand for and we collaborate with those we trust, so you can too.”

HMD Global has stated that it has also entered into a 2 year partnership industry-leading providers such as Spotify and ExpressVPN to have their apps and services installed on all new Nokia devices such as the Nokia XR20 going forward.

The Nokia XR20 will be available in Ultra Blue and Granite colour options and will go on sale for $879 and will be available from August 12 at JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks (online), Harvey Norman, Big W (Online) and The Good Guys (online) and

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Astin Babbage

What about SD memeory ? A must have IMO. How does this compare to Samsungs X Cover Pro, which has a replaceable battery and SD Expansion ?

Joshua Hill

Are the inside components made to last too?