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Feel safer for longer with the new Nokia G21

Offering the most security updates at its affordable price point, the latest G-series phone also comes with unrivalled three-day battery life

Security updates and battery life
  • Love it: three-day battery life and improved performance

  • Trust it: twice as many security updates as competition¹

  • Keep it: brand new design with legacy durability and freshness for years thanks to regular updates

ESPOO, FINLAND, 14th FEBRUARY 2022 - HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the newest member of the G-series family, the Nokia G21. Challenging affordable smartphones, it comes with impressive three-day battery life and 50%² better display refresh for an extra smooth experience.

“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 way³ - 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.”
Florian Seiche, CEO at HMD Global
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 12TM, so you always have access to the latest features and have a smartphone that you can keep for longer. ⁴

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.⁵ For enhanced privacy and added peace of mind, ExpressVPN will be available on all new Nokia smartphones with a 30-day free trial. ⁶

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.⁷ With unmatched three-day battery life,⁸ 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 ⁹ – 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.

Breathtaking photography

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.

Find your perfect audio companion

To offer choice, the newest headphones come in wired and wireless versions. Built for comfort, the Nokia Wireless Headphones and Nokia Wired Headphones deliver extra powerful bass thanks to high-quality 40mm drivers. The super lightweight design features soft over-ear cushioning and a foldable arm for extra comfort and convenience. Easy, hands-free calling and smart voice assistant support ¹⁰ makes for a seamless experience whether you’re working or blasting your favourite tunes.

If wireless is the way to go for you, rest assured the Nokia Wireless Headphones will keep up with your plans – enjoy up to 62 hours of uninterrupted listening on single charge.

Offering clear sound and comfortable fit at ultra-high value, the new Nokia Go Earbuds2 + are truly wireless and come with environmental noise cancellation (ENC) eliminating background noise for great voice clarity in calls. IPX4 rating means they are sweat and splash resistant – combined with 24-hour playtime, they will see you through even the rainiest of days. Coming with a simple touch pad for controlling your audio and Fast Pair so you can instantly connect to your Android device.

Take it a step further with the all-new Nokia Go Earbuds2 Pro – coming with low latency gaming and video mode, you can enjoy no audio delay for an immersive multimedia experience.

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¹ Starting from the global launch, the Nokia G11 receives 36 security updates in total. Other smartphones in the same price bracket receive, on average, up to 16 security updates during their life cycle.

² Compared to 60Hz legacy displays

³ Compared to Nokia G10 and Nokia G20

⁴ Comes with two years of OS updates.

⁵ https://newsroom.spotify.com/company-info/

⁶ See here for more details: Spotify & ExpressVPN

⁷ Kantar Comtech Survey Data, Q4 2020

⁸ Based on a real-life usage test by HMD Global. See more info at www.nokia.com/en_us/phones/nokia-G-21

⁹ Compared to standard Android Battery Saver mode

¹⁰ Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant