The Nokia XR21 is here. With a MIL-STD-810H and IP69K certification, the highest IP protection against water and dust, it aims to shake up the world of rugged smartphones. In fact, the “9K” at the end means that the Nokia phone is protected against water at close range, with high pressure and high temperatures.
The 6.49 inch IPS LCD display of the Nokia XR21 has a FHD+ resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate. It also works with gloves and wet hands. Here Nokia has opted for Gorilla Glass Victus, which is currently one of the hardest types of glass available.
The Nokia XR21 is powered by a Snapdragon 695 chipset coupled with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. There are two cameras on the back. The main camera is a 64 megapixel wide camera with a large aperture of f/1.8. There is also an 8 megapixel ultra wide camera with an aperture of f/2.2. On the front, a 16-megapixel front camera snaps selfies with an aperture of f/2.5.
The Nokia XR21 has a 4,800 mAh battery on board that charges at 33 watts. Unfortunately, Android 12 is still used. But Nokia promises monthly security updates and three major Android operating system upgrades for four years. At start it is available in Midnight Black and Pine Green, starting at £499 ($628) in the UK and €599 in Germany.