Nokia launches the G21 in India, starting at ~US$170 for a 90Hz display and 4GB of RAM
HMD Global has debuted a new Nokia phone in India. The G21 still has a 6.5-inch HD+ display and is still powered by the 4G/LTE-only Unisoc T606 processor in its new region. However, according to its maker, therein lies its greatest strengths.
Nokia estimates that these specs allow the G21 to stay on for 3 days between charges thanks to its 5,050mAh battery, which might go nicely with the "adaptive" mode for its 90Hz refresh rate. It also asserts that the phone will ship with "support for years", as it is currently guaranteed to receive 2 years' worth of Android upgrade OTAs and a total of 36 security patch updates throughout its life-cycle.
Therefore, Nokia points out that the G21 might easily get twice the patches compared to its rivals, if not more (as they may be more likely to see 12 official security upgrades at most). Then again, the phone ships with Android 11, which means it is most likely to reach end-of-life on Android 13 rather than 14.
The G21 also brings triple rear cameras with a 50MP "AI" main shooter, comes, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and 2 color options (Nordic Blue or Dusk) to its new market.
Nokia has set a price of INR 12,999 (~US$169.70) for the G21's base model, which has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage. INR 2,000 more gets you the new smartphone's only other Indian-market configuration, which has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It is out of stock on nokia.com at the moment, although it is also available on Amazon.in.