Nokia G21 goes official with a 50MP camera & Unisoc T606 SOC
It is a budget phone priced at €169
February 14, 2022
Nokia G21 Price
Last year in April, we got the Nokia G10 and Nokia G20 smartphones that were budget phones with MediaTek chipsets. The G10 launched at €139 whereas the G20 at €159. Today, Nokia launched the successor to G20, the Nokia G21. It is priced at €169, so that’s just €10 higher than the G20’s price tag when it launched. For the price, the G21 offers a 50MP camera, a Unisoc T606 SOC, and a 5,050mAh battery.
It is a budget phone, so there is no surprise that it has a polycarbonate build. The back panel has a textured finish, so that is going to help in reducing the fingerprints and also give a nice grip. The phone has a triple camera setup on the back, and on the front, there is a waterdrop notch. The fingerprint scanner sits on the side. There is a USB Type-C port on the bottom, and the phone has a headphone jack as well, which is not a surprise.
Nokia G21 has a 6.5-inch display, and it is a 720p LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate. The touch sampling rate is 180Hz. So, in terms of the display, there is an upgrade in the refresh rate and the touch-response rate. In terms of performance, the phone has a UNISOC chip this time. It is the Unisoc T606, and it has an octa-core CPU with two Cortex-A75 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores. This chip is built on the 12nm process and has the ARM Mali-G57 GPU. The phone has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage that can be expanded via a microSD card up to 512GB.
The triple camera setup on the back has a main 50MP 1/2.76“ sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. So, this is yet another budget phone with the main sensor having a high megapixel count but a lack of an ultrawide camera. For selfies, there is an 8MP camera.
Nokia G21 has a big 5,050mAh battery under the hood that can be charged quickly via the 18W charger, but the phone comes with a 10W charger in the box.
The Android 13 Developer Preview is already here, but for some reason, the Nokia G21 comes with Android 11 out of the box. Nokia offers two years of software updates, but it would’ve been better if this phone launched with Android 12. And well, that’s pretty much all about this budget phone from Nokia.
The phone comes in two colors named Nordic Blue and Dusk. As mentioned in the beginning, the phone is priced at €169.