Nokia has officially launched its latest smartphone Nokia G21 in the entry-level segment for global markets. It is a successor to the Nokia G20 which was announced in India in July last year. The new handset offers upgraded hardware specifications compared to its predecessor.
The Nokia G21 flaunts a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS display with a resolution of 1,600 x 720 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 269ppi. It supports an adaptive refresh rate to drop the refresh rate to 60Hz in power saving mode.
It is powered by an octa-core Unisoc T606 SoC paired with the Mali G57 MP1, 4GB RAM, and up to 128GB of internal storage that is further expandable via a microSD card up to 512GB. It runs on Android 11 OS out of the box and will receive two major Android updates along with three years of security patches.
There is a triple camera setup on the back with a 50-megapixel primary snapper, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, housed in the waterdrop notch, is an 8-megapixel selfie snapper. The fingerprint sensor is side-mounted and there is also a dedicated Google Assistant button.
It packs a 5,050mAh battery with 18W fast charging support but a standard 10W charger will be provided in the box. Nokia says that this device can last for up to 3 days on a single charge. Connectivity options on Nokia G21 include Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth v5, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NPS, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Pricing and Availability
The Nokia G21 will be available for €170 (about 14,500) in Nordic Blue and Dusk colour options. Currently, it is listed on the Russian e-commerce platform DNS for RUB 15,999 (about Rs. 15,600) and launch in European markets is expected to happen soon.