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Nokia XR21 rugged 5G smartphone with military-grade durability, launched

HMD Global has introduced the Nokia XR21 to the UK market. The handset arrives as the successor to the XR20. The full specifications of the smartphone was leaked last month. The latest offering is a rugged device from the company that is claimed to withstand harsh outdoor conditions.

Nokia XR21 launched

The Nokia XR21 features a center-aligned punch-hole cutout display with a 6.49-inch LCD screen bearing an FHD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and 550 nits peak brightness. The device has Gorilla Glass Victus protection and is compatible with wet hands and gloves. The smartphone features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and two programmable buttons.

In terms of design, the Nokia XR21 sports a 100 percent recycled aluminum chassis and tough materials. It is MIL-STD 810H military-grade durability and is IP68-rated waterproof. The device also bags IP69K-certification against dust, water, and drop resistance.

Nokia XR21 is a rugged smartphone

The Nokia XR21 features a 16MP front-facing selfie snapper. There is a dual rear camera setup of a 64MP primary sensor paired with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a LED flash unit.

Under the hood, the Nokia XR21 is equipped with a Snapdragon 695 processor coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. It draws its power from a 4,800mAh battery unit with support for 33W fast charging. The device runs on Android 12 OS out of the box.

The Nokia XR21 has extra-loud stereo speakers, a 3.5mm jack, a USB-C port, NavIC, 5G, WiFi, and Bluetooth 5.1.

Nokia XR21

Nokia XR21 Specifications

Display: 6.49-inch (2400×1080 pixels) FHD+ 20:9 aspect ratio display, 120Hz refresh rate up to 550 nits brightness, Wet hands and gloves compatibility, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection

Processor: Octa Core Snapdragon 695 8nm Mobile Platform (2.2GHz x 2+1.8GHz x 6 Kryo 560 CPUs) with Adreno 619L GPU

RAM/Storage: 6GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage

SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)

OS: Android 12

Main Camera: Dual

  • 64MP main with ƒ/1.79 aperture, LED flash
  • 8MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, OZO Audio

Selfie Camera: 16MP with f/2.45 aperture

Fingerprint sensor: Side-mounted

2x Quick access buttons

Multimedia: 3.5mm audio jack, Extra loud Stereo speakers (96dB), OZO Playback

IP Ratings: Water, dust and drop proof (IP68 / IP69K), MIL-STD 810H certified

Dimensions: 168.0×78.58×10.45 mm

Weight: 231g

Network/Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz) 2×2 MiMo, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou/ QZSS/NavIC, USB Type-C

Battery: 4800mAh (typical) battery with 33W wired charging

Nokia XR21 Price and Availability

The Nokia XR21 is priced at £499.99 ($ 625) for the sole 6GB + 128GB variant. It is offered in Midnight Black and Pine Green colors. The smartphone can be purchased in the UK starting next month.

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