The G21 features a 5,050mAh battery just like its predecessor but HMD improved its power-saving modes by making them less restrictive. The improvement made by the company allowed the phone to have two levels of power-saving, the first of which starts at 20% instead of the previous 10%. The second level then triggers after reaching 10% and further extends the battery life.
Furthermore, HMD also increased the phone’s charging speed to 18W but the phone only ships with a 10W adapter though so you will need to get your own one if you want to get this benefit.
The next major upgrade is the display that sports a 6.5-inch 90Hz 720p+ resolution screen which is a first for Nokia’s G series. You will have to activate the adaptive mode for the screen to get the full benefit of the 3-day battery life so the screen would return to 60Hz if you need to save battery.
Now we look at the camera setup. The Nokia G21 features a 50MP main camera, a 2MP macro shooter, and a 2MP depth sensor. The new phone did not include the 5MP ultrawide that was present in the older model. HMD has not yet provided any information about the lens aperture and sensor detail though.
The Nokia G21 also comes with the following specs:
- Unisoc T606 12nm SoC (2 Cortex-A75 cores and 6 A55 cores)
- Mali G57 MP1 GPU
- Cat. 4 LTE modem
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB storage
- microSD card slot
- Android 11 out of the Box (2 OS updates + 3 years security patches)
- side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Improved face unlock feature
- 3.5mm headphone jack
The Nokia G21 is available in Nordic Blue and Dusk color options and is priced at EUR 170.
The phone will come with a 10W charger, USB cable and for some regions, a headset, jelly case, and a screen protector will also be included in the box. The Nokia G21’s case is made of 100% recycled materials and can be purchased at Nokia’s official website.