HMD Global has officially launched the Nokia XR21 rugged smartphone. The novelty is certified according to MIL-STD-810H and IP69K. The latter indicates a very high degree of protection against water and dust. The smartphone withstands direct exposure to high temperatures and high-pressure water at close range.
The screen is protected by Corning’s most durable Gorilla Glass Victus. The display itself has a diagonal of 6.49 inches. It is based on an IPS matrix with support for Full HD + resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The screen can be operated with wet hands or gloves.
The smartphone is based on an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chip (two Cortex-A78 cores with a frequency of up to 2.2 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores with a frequency of up to 1.7 GHz). The chip also contains the Adreno 619 graphics core. The Snapdragon X51 modem integrated in the processor provides fifth-generation (5G) communication networks. The smartphone received 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
The main camera unit of the novelty consists of two sensors – a 64-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 optics and an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 optics for wide-angle shooting. On the front, the device has a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.5 optics.
The device received a 4800 mAh battery with support for fast charging up to 33 watts. The device runs Android 12. The company promises four years of support for the device, monthly release of software security updates, and support for three major Android updates.
The novelty will be available in stores in black (Midnight Black) and green (Pine Green) housing options. The Nokia XR21 smartphone was valued at £499. The device can be purchased from the beginning of July. The manufacturer hasn’t announced anything about releasing the device to other markets.