Nokia XR20 is 'military grade' camera phone with 5G and dual-lens camera

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Nokia has recently unveiled the new Nokia XR20, which is designed to be the most durable Nokia handset to date. Featuring a 6.67" Corning Gorilla Glass Victus display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, the XR20 should be capable of resisting damage from scratches and drops from around 6 feet. Aside from its rugged capabilities, the Nokia XR20 also features 5G connectivity that will enable users to access super-fast 5G internet.

Keen smartphone snappers will also be interested in the Nokia XR20's camera setup, which features ZEISS Optics. The rear camera features a 48MP main camera and a 13MP ultrawide camera. Meanwhile, the front-facing camera has an 8MP sensor. The Nokia XR20 also features a variety of camera modes, including ZEISS Portrait, ZEISS Cinematic Effects, Night mode, HDR and more.

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The Nokia XR20 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G chipset and comes with a choice of either 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. For those who would like a little extra storage, the XR20 will support MicroSD cards up to 512GB. 

The XR20 will run Android 11 out of the box and is guaranteed for three years of OS upgrades. This new camera phone will also feature a two day battery life with a 4,630 mAh battery capacity. Users will be able to enjoy either 18W wired fast charging or 15W wireless charging. 

Florian Seiche, CEO of HMD Global (the maker of Nokia-branded camera phones), says that the company is looking to target enterprise clients as well as consumers with the Nokia ZR20. "This fits many enterprise device requirements. [Consumers] don't want to pay $1,000 or $1,500 for a purpose-built rugged device which is clunky". 

The Nokia XR20 will be available in either Ultra Blue or Granite and will start at £399 (approximately $549/ AU$749) in the UK. 

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With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.