HMD Global announced the Nokia XR21, the ‘smartphone’ version of the mythical and almost indestructible Nokia 3310, the first of the brand that can withstand a water jet with a pressure of 100 bars.
Nokia XR21 is resistant to drops, dust and water. It withstands everything from falling out of your pocket and the screen hitting the ground to walking in torrential rain for 72 hours. It can withstand to be used in temperatures between -20 ° C and + 55 ° C, the latter one degree less than the hottest air temperature recorded on Earth, in California’s Death Valley.
For this reason, the technological manufacturer equates it with the legendary Nokia 3310, famous for its durability. “This smartphone was designed to take away the fear of something happening on the phone,” said Adam Ferguson, Head of Product Marketing at HMD Global, in a press release.
The Nokia XR21 is made with a 100% recycled aluminum internal structure and is protected by durable materials with a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus display, all designed and certified to withstand impact.
It is MIL-STD-810H certified for resistance against drops, dust and water. Also, during internal tests, Nokia XR21 withstood a drop from 1.8 meters, was submerged to a depth of 1.5 meters in water for an hour and received the same pressure as a 100-bar water jet (pi greater than that which would come from the fire hoses) with an additional temperature of 80°C.
According to HMD Global, the durability of the Nokia XR21 extends to its battery, which can last two days between charges. And the 6.49-inch screen can be used with wet hands, in the rain, or with gloves.
The Nokia XR21 comes with four years of monthly security updates, three years of operating system updates, a three-year warranty and a one-year screen replacement warranty to protect you from whatever adventure life throws at you. It is available in the color midnight black and pine green, for 599 euros.