Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 43 | Page 48


New Nokia phones bring technology that is built to last


MD Global , the home of Nokia phones , recently announced three new phones and a new audio portfolio . Built to survive anything life can throw at you , the Nokia XR20 can withstand much more than the user will ever demand of it . The Nokia C30 , a hero device to the C-series , features the largest screen and battery yet . Nokia 6310 is a new member of the originals family , a reimagined noughties classic . The smartphone launch also marks the biggest Nokia accessory launch to date , with new lifestyle audio products streamlined into four distinct lines – Go , Micro , Comfort and Clarity .
Florian Seiche , CEO , HMD Global , said : “ We are tapping into consumer pain points around durability and longevity . We did a global trend report and found that 73 % of consumers want to keep their phone for longer and would if their devices were maintained over time . At HMD , we are empowering people to avoid early device replacement and encouraging a more sustainable consumption through our longevity promises .
“ We are delighted to announce the Nokia XR20 – a life-proof phone with our trademark sleek , Nordic design that we built for both consumers and enterprises .
We have also grown our refreshed X-series and C-series with two shining examples of what these ranges stand for . Our goal is to provide people with products they will love , trust and want to keep for longer .”
Extreme temperatures , 1.8 metres drops , one hour under water and more , the new Nokia XR20 is built for conditions far harsher than the rough and tumble of everyday life . This life-proof phone is concealed in a sleek , timeless design . So , whilst a user will probably never go to stretch a phone to the extremes of its capabilities , you can be reassured that the Nokia XR20 can endure more than you ’ ll ever demand of it .
Featuring one of the strongest of screens for extra peace of mind : Corning Gorilla Glass Victus – it ’ s among the toughest of glass out there . To test its durability , Brazil World Cup winner and Real Madrid legend , Roberto Carlos and female world champion freestyler
Florian Seiche , CEO , HMD Global
The new Nokia XR20 array
Lisa Zimouche put the new Nokia XR20 through a series of tough tests .
Carlos said : “ I ’ ve been asked to recreate my ’ 97 free kick many times over the last 20 years , but never like this before , so I had to accept the challenge . Surely a mobile phone couldn ’ t survive the wrath of a football . I didn ’ t think the Nokia XR20 could have withstood the power of my kick . I may not be professional anymore , but I know I still pack a punch , so it was an impressive result .” In addition to the existing X-series longevity promises , the Nokia XR20 comes with four years of monthly security updates and three years OS upgrades .
The Nokia XR20 has a reliable 48MP plus a 13MP dual camera with ZEISS Optics , OZO spatial audio and innovative imaging solutions . The all-new SpeedWarp mode lets one to capture a whole lot of adventure in a compact , exciting montage . •