Nokia G21 and Nokia G11 are the two newest G-series smartphones from HMD Global, both powered by the Unisoc T606 processor with 4GB of RAM and running Android 11 with two years of software upgrades and three years of security updates. The G-series smartphones are expected to go on sale later this year.
There are a few minor differences between this year’s Nokia G21 and the previous year’s Nokia G20 but the G21’s biggest selling point is its large 5050mAh battery, which can last up to three days on a single charge.
Only a 10W charger is included in the box, but the company HMD has improved its power-saving settings, making them less restricted. Instead of 10%, you receive 20% battery saving, which means you may stretch your battery life even more by lowering your percentage to 10% at 10%.
With its 190g weight and 5 percent thinner body than its predecessor (from 9.2mm to 8.5mm), the new Nokia G21 keeps its 6.5-inch 720 pixels HD+ 20:9 V-notch display and high 90Hz refresh rate support for smooth screen scrolling.
It is the first G-series device to allow Netflix streaming in HD thanks to the 720p+ resolution. Adaptive mode for the display should be enabled so that it can be reduced to 60Hz to save battery when it isn’t required.
An 8-megapixels front-facing camera is also included, as well as an 8-megapixels depth-of-field camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera with an f/2.4 lens.
Compared to the Helio G35 in the Nokia G20, a Unisoc T606 CPU with two Cortex-A75 cores, six A55 cores, and a Mali G57 MP1 GPU is included in the updated G21.
Nordic design, fingerprint scanner mounted on the side, 3.5-millimeter audio port, triple card slots, Cat. 4 LTE modem, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GLONASS, and NFC support are just some of the features available on this phone in a few markets.
In the UK and UAE, the single 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB or 128GB storage costs £149.99 ($203) / AED 639 ($174) and will be available on March 9 for AED 639 ($174). The Nokia G21 is available in two color options: Nordic Blue and Dusk.
Additionally, a headset, screen protector, and jelly case will be available in select regions. Clear Case for the G21 will be available at Nokia.com and is said to be made from 100 percent recycled materials, according to HMD Global.
The Nokia G22 has many of the same specifications and features as the Nokia G21, including a long battery life, two major OS updates, and a reduced main camera. A similar display that supports 90Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 180Hz.
Only a 10W charger comes with the 5050mAh battery, which supports 18W rapid charging. Additionally, it comes equipped with a fingerprint scanner that’s located on the phone’s side as well as stereo speakers, FM radio, and OZO digital audio. If you’re looking for something small and light, this is the one for you.
Dual 2-megapixel depth/macro cameras on the back have been lowered to 13-megapixels from 50-megapixels, while the main rear camera still has the same selfie snapper. Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, and NFC are all included in the connectivity.
Similar to the Unisoc T606 processor, the Mali G57 MP1 GPU is found in the Nokia G11, which is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Unisoc T606 processor. There are three years of security updates as well as two years of operating system upgrades on Android 11.
It is available in Charcoal and Ice color schemes for the Nokia G11. It comes with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, and it can be expanded to a maximum of 512GB with a microSD card. From March 23rd in the UAE, and later in March in the UK, you can purchase this device for AED 499 ($135).