Nokia XR21 launches with Nokia 3310 ruggedness for the smartphone generation
HMD Global has launched the Nokia XR21, the company's latest rugged smartphone and replacement for the outgoing Nokia XR20. As expected, the Nokia XR21 relies on a Snapdragon 695 chipset, as well as 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. HMD Global supports the power-efficient SoC with a 4,800 mAh battery that it claims will last up to 2 days between charges, although likely only with minimal usage.
For reference, the Nokia XR21 supports 33 W wired charging via its USB 2.0 Type-C port. Additionally, the handset has a 6.49-inch IPS display that outputs at 1080p, 550 nits and with a 120 Hz refresh rate. According to HMD Global, it has protected the display with Gorilla Glass Vic†us, which helps the device achieve a rated 1.8-metre drop protection and submersion in 1.5 metres of water. HMD Global adds that the Nokia XR21 can survive temperatures from -20 °C to +55 °C, along with water jets set to 100 bar and 80 °C.
Elsewhere, the Nokia XR21 has a 64 MP primary camera, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 16 MP front-facing sensor. While the handset comes with three years warranty, HMD Global promises to deliver four years of security updates and three OS updates to Android 16. The Nokia XR21 starts at €599 in the Eurozone, with Pine Green and Midnight Black colourways available at launch. HMD Global will also sell the handset in other markets like the US. The company has not revealed US pricing or availability yet, though.