By Adedapo Adesanya
HMD Global, the makers of Nokia phones, has launched the Nokia G21, an affordable smartphone boasting of impressive three-day battery life and 50 per cent better display refresh for an extra smooth experience in the Nigerian market.
The introduction of the Nokia G21 smartphone comes weeks after it launched three new C-series smartphones – the C21, C21 Plus, and C2 2nd edition.
Speaking on this, Mr Florian Seiche, CEO at HMD Global: “Our mission from day one has been to make quality mobile technology accessible to everyone around the world. Since we introduced the G-series last year, we’ve enhanced each new addition that has followed in every way – the Nokia G21 encompasses all our hard work. And not only today but for years to come thanks to our regular software updates and quality materials.
“We believe in connecting the world without costing the earth. We want to empower people to feel good about keeping their smartphones for longer and combat the upgrade culture so we can all reduce our carbon footprint.”
The Nokia G21 comes with three years of monthly security updates and offers more updates than most smartphones in this price range. This means that the Nokia G21 works seamlessly in the background to protect the user.
For the first time on the Nokia G21, the Mask mode feature has been introduced to the affordable phone. The feature ensures the convenience of face unlock is never disrupted which protects the user’s data with or without a protective face mask.
Working with Android 12TM, the Nokia G21 device gives access to the latest features and comes with two years update. Supported by industry-leading partners for best-in-class experiences, the Nokia G21 comes pre-loaded with Spotify and ExpressVPN.Spotify will give Nokia smartphone owners access to 70 million tracks and 3.2 million podcasts out of the box. For enhanced privacy and added peace of mind, ExpressVPN will be available on all new Nokia smartphones with a 30-day free trial.
Channelling the Nokia feature phone legacy to the world of smartphones, the Nokia G21 makes battery life a thing of the past. With unmatched three-day battery life, the phone can last a full weekend getaway without a charger. The device possesses an all-new bespoke Super Battery Saver mode that enables it to last longer – available exclusively on selected Nokia phones.
The Nokia G21 also allows for this feature to be switched on at 20 per cent, rather than until it dips down to 10 per cent as per the standard Android solution, enabling it to be prolonged further. When the time to fuel up does arrive, 18W fast charging ensures it won’t have to wait long to get going again.
It also allows for a fast response for increased productivity and immersive entertainment. Unlocking the power of 90Hz for the first time in G-series, the improved refresh rate makes scrolling and typing even more fluid, and photos look smoother. From reading the news to drafting emails, the improved response to touch brings an even more seamless experience.
For the first time on a Nokia G-series device, users can now stream Netflix in HD, making for optimum streaming of all their favourite movies and TV shows on the go on the Nokia G21.
In terms of photography, the phone delivers beautiful detail even in low light, the 50MP triple-lens camera will fully equip anyone to create professional-looking photography. On the front, AI smarts ensure evening selfies will have just the right amount of light and clarity.
Introducing an all-new design, the Nokia G21 is thinner and more ergonomic. Made from a tough polycarbonate, the new design honours the durability and Nordic excellence to expect from a Nokia phone whilst bringing a refreshed look to the range. For extra peace of mind, the Nokia G21 Clear Case will show off its beauty. It’s made from 100 per cent recycled materials and can also be recycled after use.
Pricing and availability
Nokia G21 is available in Nigeria in Nordic Blue (navy) and Dusk (dark taupe) in 4/64 GB variant starting at N80,300.
The 4/128 GB variants will be available later.