Nokia has renewed its range of smartphones, among which are new very cheap models for emerging markets, “rugged” mobiles, and the return of a legendary mobile that many of our readers will have used.
In its day, Nokia dominated the mobile phone market, with rugged devices that were capable of withstanding both the day-to-day life of a teenager and the needs of a professional. But the arrival of smartphones changed priorities, with new devices with large touch screens that were more easily broken.
Now, Nokia wants to be relevant again, with three new devices announced today, each for a different type of user. It must be remembered that the current Nokia is very different from the one we remember; Now owned by HMD Global and focused on making low-cost mobiles; therefore, the presentation of the new Nokia XR20 is surprising.
We are facing a “rugged” mobile, designed to last for years, both in terms of hardware and software. As for the former, it is covered in a MIL-STD810H certified casing, which allows it to withstand drops from 1.8 meters in height , while the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. Of course, it has IP68 water and dust resistance.
And on the software side, this XR20 comes with Android 11 as standard, and Nokia has promised four years of monthly security updates , plus three years of operating system updates. This can be a mobile that we use for years without any problem or at least, that is the promise. The battery, for example, is 4,630 mAh and will offer two days of use.
Technically, it is not very spectacular, with a Snapdragon 480 with 6 GB of RAM, although it is prepared for 5G networks; the screen is 6.67 inches, IPS technology and designed to be used with wet fingers or gloves. The Nokia XR20 will be available from August 24 for 550 euros .
Nokia has also used today’s presentation to bring back a classic model, the 6310 that so many of us have used before the era of smartphones. The new model has a design reminiscent of the classic , and although it has a much larger 2.8-inch screen, the physical keyboard remains.
It is a very basic mobile, with a camera of only 0.3 MP, 16 MB of storage (compatible with microSD up to 32 GB), but the battery will last for weeks, just like the mobiles of before; also, for 40 euros, it will be a much more bearable cost for many people.
Finally, Nokia has presented another of its low-end smartphones. The new Nokia CC30 does not differ much from what the company has presented in recent years, and the only thing that stands out is the large 6.82-inch screen.
For the rest, it has 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, 13 MP camera, 5 MP selfie camera, and a 6,000 mAh battery that will last three days. It will have Android Go, the basic version of the operating system, which justifies its price of 99 euros.