Nokia G21 comes with a 90Hz LCD, 50MP camera & 3-day battery life
New battery, screen, and camera features are included in the Nokia G30, the company’s follow-up to the G20. It’s safe to say that none of the upcoming improvements will make your head spin.
This durability is best demonstrated by Nokia G21’s flagship feature, which can operate for three days on a 5,050 mAh battery before needing a recharge. Improved HMD’s power-saving modes, making them less restrictive in the process. In this way, the business has been able to enable the first battery-saving level at 20% (instead of 10%), and the second level of power-saving at 10% to prolong the battery life even more.
A 5,050 mAh battery and 3-day battery life were promised by the original G20. Charging speeds were increased by HMD, which now provides 18W of charging power (USB PD 3.0 compatible). You’ll need to bring your own charger to get the most out of the phone’s 10W adaptor. HMD also managed to reduce the phone’s thickness by 5%, from 9.2mm to 8.5mm.
For the first time in the G-series, the G21’s high-refresh-rate display (6.5″ LCD) can run at up to 90Hz. With its display still capable of 720p+ quality, the series is the first to be able to watch Netflix in high definition. To get that three-day battery life, you need to select an adaptive mode for the display so that it may lower the refresh rate to 60 Hz when it isn’t necessary.
The camera comes next. The main camera features a brand-new 50MP sensor (the G20 had a 48MP sensor). Focusing on the camera’s Super Resolution feature, HMD is mum on the camera’s lens aperture and sensor size. A Night mode is also available. Only a 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor are left, compared to the G20’s 5MP ultra-wide. But at least 5MP was better than none at all.
The Unisoc T606.6 chipset in the Nokia G21 is substantially more powerful. Compared to the Helio G35, which only featured eight A53 cores, this 12nm processor features two A75 cores and six A55 cores (not event A55). Mali G57 MP1 is the GPU.
A Cat 4 LTE modem is also included in the chipset. G-series phones have a 5G model, however, this one is just 4G capable. As a result, the chipset can support up to 4GB of RAM and a storage capacity of 64GB or 128GB. You can always use a microSD card to expand the capacity on this dual-SIM phone, which has three card slots.
The G21 will be “ready for Android 12” when it launches in 2021, which is another way of stating that it will run Android 11 when it does. Two OS updates (i.e. Android 12 or 13) and three years of security patches are included in HMD’s standard software support plan. HMD claims to deploy twice as many security updates as the competitors. Spotify and ExpressVPN are already pre-installed on the G21, in case you were wondering (with a 30-day free trial for the VPN).
There is a side-mounted fingerprint reader like previously. It also has an enhanced face unlock that can identify you even if you’re wearing a mask.
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In comparison to the G20, the Nokia G21 will cost €170 when it goes on sale soon. There are two color options, Nordic Blue and Dusk, with a 10W charger and USB cord included in the package. A headphone, screen protector, and a jelly case are also being given to some locations. Nokia.com will sell a Clear Case for the G21 that is constructed entirely of recyclable materials.
When using the Nokia Wired Headphones, which include 40mm drivers, plush over-ear cushions, and a folding design, you may plug in your headphones through the phone’s 3.5 mm headphone connector. In addition, there is a wireless version with a battery life of 62 hours that costs $50.
With a 24-hour battery life and IPX certification, the Nokia Go Earbuds2+ TWS headset is also available for $40. A more expensive pair of Nokia Go Earbuds2 Pro with low-latency audio capability is also on the way (they’ll set you back $45).