HMD Global officially announced the two latest Smartphones in its G-series lineup – Nokia G21 and Nokia G11 handset, both are powered by the Unisoc T606 processor with 4GB of RAM and run Android 11 with two years of software upgrades and three years of security updates.
The Nokia G21 is the direct successor to the last year’s Nokia G20 with some slight differences, and the major selling point for the G21 is the massive 5050mAh battery, but the improvement is the support for 18W fast charging, which promises up to three days of usage on a single charge.
It ships only with a 10W charger, and the company, HMD made improvements to its power-saving modes, making them less restrictive. Allowing the company to enable the first level of battery saving at 20% (instead of 10%), at 10% you get the second level of power saving to extend battery life even further.
The new Nokia G21 also retains the 6.5-inch 720 pixels HD+ 20:9 V-notch display with high 90Hz refresh rate support for smooth screen scrolling – this is the first for G-series and it weighs 190g, and it is 5% slimmer predecessor, from 9.2mm to 8.5mm.
Thanks to the 720p+ resolution, it brings support for Netflix streaming in HD, and it is also the first for G-series. To extend your battery life, you should enable adaptive mode for the display so that it can drop to 60Hz to save battery when 90 Hz isn’t needed.
It comes with a primary f/1.8 50-megapixels rear camera with 1/2.76″ CMOS, 0.64um, 5P lens, and LED flash support, 2-megapixels depth, 2-megapixels macro camera with f/2.4 lens, and 8-megapixels front-facing camera.
The Nokia G20 was powered by Helio G35, but the new G21 brings a rather powerful chipset – an Unisoc T606 processor, a 12nm chip with two Cortex-A75 cores, and six A55 cores coupled with a Mali G57 MP1 GPU.
It features a Nordic design, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm headphone jack, dual-SIM phone with a triple card slot, Cat. 4 LTE modem, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, and NFC support, but only in some selected markets.
The single 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with either 64GB / 128GB storage goes for £149.99 ($203) / AED 639 and ($174) respectively, and it is already available in the UK, and in the UAE starting March 9. The Nokia G21 comes in Nordic Blue and Dusk colors options.
Some regions are also getting a headset, screen protector, and a jelly case. HMD Global mentioned that the Clear Case for the G21 is made out of 100% recycled materials and will be available from Nokia.com.
Aside from the downgraded main camera and lighter body, it comes with many similar specifications and features to the Nokia G21, long battery life, two major OS updates. Identical display with 90Hz refresh rate support, and 180Hz touch sampling rate.
The 5050mAh battery capacity is still available with 18W fast charging support, and ships only with a 10W charger. It features a Nordic design, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, and OZO audio. It is 8.5mm thick and weighs 189g.
It features the same selfie snapper, dual rear 2-megapixels depth/macro camerabut the main rear camera lens is downgraded from a 50MP sensor to a less powerful 13-megapixels lens. The connectivity includes Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, and NFC.
The Nokia G11 is powered by the same 1.6GHz Octa-Core Unisoc T606, a 12nm processor with 6x Cortex-A55 and 2x Cortex-A75 cores, coupled with Mali G57 MP1 GPU. It runs Android 11 with two years of software upgrades and three years of security updates.
The Nokia G11 comes in Charcoal and Ice colors. It is available in 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD. The starting price is AED 499 ($135) and will be available in UAE starting from March 23rd, and later in March for the UK market.