Guess what? Nokia is not out of the smartphone game just yet! In fact, they’ve recently launched two rugged phones designed for tough industries like oil, where durability is key. We may not see an industrial version of the Nokia XR21 like we did with the Nokia XR20. However, the company is making strides in a different direction.
Nokia Launches Two Rugged Phones
Say hello to the Nokia HHRA501x and the Nokia IS540.1, two new rugged phones born from a partnership between Nokia and German company i.safe MOBILE GmbH. These phones are classified as ‘EX,’ sharing a common technicanol platform. They have both undergone rigorous testing and gained approval to meet the connectivity standards for industries such as oil, gas, mining, and chemicals.
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Nokia proudly claims that these phones can be safely used in locations with explosion risks (think ATEX Zone 1) or areas with fewer risks (like ATEX Zone 2). They cover all the necessary frequency bands and have secured the required certificates. This makes them both suitable smartphones for companies worldwide.
Details of the Nokia IS540.1 Rugged Phone
While there aren’t too many specs available yet, we do have some details on the Nokia IS540.1. This phone rocks a 6-inch screen with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It’s powered by the Qualcomm QCM6490 chip, a dual-core beast that offers performance similar to the Snapdragon 778. With 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, you’ll have plenty of space.
Photography enthusiasts will be pleased with the 48-megapixel rear camera featuring autofocus, while the 5-megapixel front camera takes care of selfies. Fueling this device is a 4400mAh removable battery, though we’re still in the dark about the price of the device.
So, Nokia might not be making flashy consumer phones, but they’re still in the game, catering to the tough and demanding needs of industries worldwide.