HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces two new phones and a new audio portfolio. Built to survive anything life can throw at you, the Nokia XR20 can withstand much more than you’ll ever demand of it.Nokia 6310 is a new member of the Originals family, a reimagined noughties classic. Today 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:

“We are tapping into consumer pain points around durability and longevity. We did a global trend report8 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. 

Today we also grow our refreshed X-series. Our goal is to provide people with products they will love, trust and want to keep for longer.” 

Built to withstand the test of life, the Nokia XR20 comes with toughest build and longest support yet 

Extreme temperatures, 1.8m drops, 1h 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 you’re probably never going to stretch your 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 amongst the toughest of glass out there. To test its durability, Brazilian football legend Roberto Carlos and female world champion freestyler Lisa Zimouche put the new Nokia XR20 through a series of tough tests. From dunking it in icy water to being kicked, flipped and spun screen-first across a concrete gravel football pitch.

Carlos even recreated his famous banana shot from the 1997 Brazil vs France match to test the device’s durability – three Nokia XR20s were positioned on a goal post for the football sensation to hit in a free kick shootout.

Roberto Carlos, Brazil World Cup winner and Real Madrid legend, said: “I’ve been asked to recreate my ’97 free kick many times over the last twenty 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.” 

Future-proof means freshness that is not just for the day you unbox your smartphone. Supported by an attractive ‘4-3-3-1’ promise, the Nokia XR20 comes with four years of monthly security updates, three years OS upgrades, and an extended three-year warranty. If the unexpected does happen, it also comes with one-year free screen replacement. 

The Nokia XR20 has a reliable 48MP+13MP dual camera with ZEISS Optics, OZO spatial audio and innovative imaging solutions. The all-new SpeedWarp mode lets you capture a whole lot of adventure in a compact, exciting montage. Pushing the boundaries of the mid-range, it also comes with 5G speeds, 15W wireless charging and superior durability that you’ll love. 

Awaken the noughties love with Nokia 6310 

The newest member of the Originals family celebrates the iconic Nokia 6310 with a fresh new take. The Nokia 6310 is a classic reimagined for today’s connected user. Bringing advanced accessibility, optimised ergonomics, and battery for weeks, it honours everything that Nokia phones stand for. And yes – it still has Snake.

With accessibility at its core, the refreshed larger push buttons and ample display make screen time more effortless and enjoyable. The new zoomed-in menus and larger font options improve readability and text messages can be listened to for ease of use.

New Nokia lifestyle audio accessories that people will love, trust, and keep for longer 

Introducing a revamped Nokia audio portfolio, the new accessories bring fans reliable sound on the go. Streamlined into four new, distinct lines – Go, Micro, Comfort and Clarity – each range brings maximum value via unique propositions.

  • Go: ultra-high value products offering the highest quality at the lowest possible prices
  • Micro: meeting the demand for compact form factor
  • Comfort: a result of consumers seeking optimal comfort in wearables
  • Clarity: top-of-the-range quality earbuds integrating the latest tech

Arriving hand in hand with the Nokia XR20, the new Nokia Clarity Earbuds Pro give high performance sound with build quality and battery life that can keep up. The powerful combination of dual mic environment noise cancellation (ENC), Qualcomm® cVc™, and active noise cancellation (ANC) captures and eliminates background noise for superb call and music clarity.

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Alex Lambeek, Global Head of Accessories, HMD Global: “Much like our smartphones, the excellence in Nokia accessories is a result of industry-leading testing for quality. The invaluable insight from our Nokia smartphone community combined with regional insights across the globe, has allowed us to grow our ecosystem of companion products to an impressive portfolio. It’s supported by a network of strong partnerships like Binatone that allow us to provide the best for our growing fanbase. Inspired by nature and packaged in paper and soy-based ink to protect it, each new line delivers premium lifestyle experiences at accessible price points.” 

Trusted partnerships for best-in-class experiences 

Today marks the beginning of two new partnerships with industry-leading providers. Spotify will give Nokia smartphone owners access to 70 million tracks and 2.6 million podcasts out of the box Offering added reassurance against malware, ExpressVPN will be available on all new Nokia smartphones with a 30-day free trial. See here for more details: Spotify & ExpressVPN

Stephen Taylor, CMO, HMD Global:  “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.” 

By Jim O Brien/CEO

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