Nokia XR21 rugged 5G smartphone with 120Hz display, military-grade durability announced

Nokia XR21

HMD Global has announced its new rugged smartphone Nokia XR21. The phone comes with a sleek casing that is MIL-STD-810H military standard certified and has an IP69K rating to be drop-proof, dust-proof, waterproof, and life-proof. The phone also has two programmable buttons to make the most frequent tasks more accessible.

Nokia XR21 features a 6.49-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate and up to 550 nits brightness. The display also has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. You can also use the display with wet hands or with gloves.

Nokia XR21

The phone packs Octa Core Snapdragon 695 8nm processor and Adreno 619L GPU. It also has 6GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. The phone runs Android 12 and promises three years of software upgrades and four years of security updates.

It has a dual camera setup with 64 megapixels primary camera and 8 megapixels ultra-wide camera. The phone also has 16 megapixels selfie camera. It also has stereo speakers and OZO spatial audio.

Nokia XR21 also has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Connectivity options include 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 and USB Type-C. The phone packs a 4800mAh battery with 33W wired charging.

Nokia XR21 comes in Midnight Black and Pine Green colors. The phone measures 168.0×78.58×10.45 mm and 231g.

Nokia XR21 specifications

  • 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
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 695 8nm Mobile Platform
  • Adreno 619L GPU
  • 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage
  • Android 12
  • 64MP rear camera, LED flash, 8MP ultra-wide camera, OZO Audio
  • 16MP front camera
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Extra loud Stereo speakers (96dB), OZO Playback
  • Water, dust and drop proof (IP68 / IP69K), MIL-STD 810H certified
  • 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
  • 4800mAh (typical) battery with 33W wired charging
  • Dimensions: 168.0×78.58×10.45 mm
  • Weight: 231g

Nokia XR21 is priced at £499.99. It will be available in the UK starting from June.

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