HMD Global has announced the launch of the newest member of the G-series family, the Nokia G21. Challenging affordable smartphones, it comes with an impressive three-day battery life and 50%[ii] better display refresh for an extra smooth experience.
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 smartphone for longer and combat the upgrade culture so we can all reduce our carbon footprint.”
Unrivalled protection for mobile technology that lasts for longer
Three years of monthly security updates, offering more updates than most smartphones in this price range, means the Nokia G21 will work seamlessly in the background to protect you, so you can go about your day worry-free.
Introducing Mask mode to affordable smartphones – available for the first time on the Nokia G21, it ensures the convenience of face unlock is never disrupted – keep your data safe with or without a protective face mask.
Ready for Android 12, so you always have access to the latest features and have a smartphone that you can keep for longer.
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.[v] For enhanced privacy and added peace of mind, ExpressVPN will be available on all new Nokia smartphones with a 30-day free trial.
A smartphone that gives you the freedom to do more
Channelling the Nokia feature phone legacy to the world of smartphones, the Nokia G21 makes battery life, a common pain point for consumers, a thing of the past.[vii] With unmatched three-day battery life, you can go on a full weekend getaway without a charger. Turn on the all-new bespoke Super Battery Saver mode to make your phone last even longer – available exclusively on selected Nokia phones. You can even choose where exactly the energy savings are made, so you can still access key features that are needed. The Nokia G21 also allows for this feature to be switched on at 20%, rather than waiting until it dips down to 10%, as per the standard Android solution, enabling you to prolong it even further.
When the time to fuel up does arrive, 18W fast charging ensures you won’t have to wait long to get going again.
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 your favourite movies and TV shows on-the-go on the Nokia G21.
Delivering 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 your evening selfies will have just the right amount of light and clarity.
New design, same Finnish durability
Introducing an all-new design, the Nokia G21 is thinner and more ergonomic. Made from tough polycarbonate, the new design honours the durability and Nordic excellence you’d 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 your phone’s beauty. It’s made from 100% recycled materials and can also be recycled after use.
Pricing and availability
Nokia G21 is available in Nordic Blue (navy) and Dusk (dark taupe) in 4/64 GB and 4/128 GB variants. Both variants are available in Safaricom outlets and dealer shops, with MKOPA for device financing, and Open channel, ranging from Kshs 20,000 for 4/64 variant and from Kshs 22,000 for 4/128 variant.