In the market for a budget phone from Nokia? Look out for the new Nokia G21, which just made its way to the Philippines.

The new Nokia G21 features a compact 6.5-inch display with a smooth 90Hz refresh rate and has a 180Hz touch sampling rate for extra responsiveness, especially in gaming. Sadly, it only comes with an HD+ resolution instead of the usual FHD.

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Under the hood, it’s powered by a UNISOC T606 octa-core processor, paired with a roomy 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage that can go up to 512GB via a microSD card.

The new chip brings a couple of modern connectivity features like dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0, but no 5G. It’s not clear yet if the unit we’re getting here in the country comes with NFC.

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For power, the G21 is rigged with a large 5,050mAh battery. It can support up to 18W chargers but only comes with a 10W adapter. It ships with Android 11 OS and Nokia promises two major upgrades in the future.

The device then has an ultra-sharp 50-megapixel main camera, which we’re starting to see in more budget phones today. Albeit, it lacks an ultra-wide lens, but does come with two 2-megapixel shooters for macro and depth sensing. There’s a traditional notch on the front for the 8-megapixel selfie snapper.

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Standard Nokia features are also here. Other than the stock Android experience, it comes with OZO spatial audio capture for video calls and video recording.

There’s also a dedicated Google Assistant button for easier access.

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You can get the Nokia G21 in the Philippines for a price of Php9,990 via the nokiaphstore on Shopee. The first 100 buyers will take home a free Nokia Comfort Ear Buds.

Nokia G21 Specs

  • Android 11
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.5-inch HD+ IPS display, 1600 x 720 pixel resolution, 269ppi
  • 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling
  • 1.6GHz UNISOC Tiger T606 octa-core processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • Mali-G57 MP1 GPU
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 512GB
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 50-megapixel (f/1.8, CMOS) + 2-megapixel (macro) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
  • 2 microphones, OZO Spatial audio capture
  • Dedicated Google Assistant button
  • Loudspeaker, Headphone jack
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
  • FM radio
  • NFC (select markets)
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 164.6 x 75.9 x 8.5mm
  • Weight: 190g
  • Colors: Nordic Blue, Dusk
  • 5,050mAh non-removable battery, 18W charging support, 10W adapter included



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