Affordable Nokia G21 smartphone launches with new features

Nokia G21 promo - HMD Global

The latest Nokia G-series budget smartphone offering from HMD Global is here, with the Australian release of the 4G-compatible Nokia G21.

Available now in Vodafone Australia stores on Pre-Paid in Blue starting at $199, the Android 12 handset boasts a three-day battery life, three years of security updates, and a three-year manufacturer’s warranty. For the first time for a Nokia G-series phone, the Nokia G21 includes ‘Mask Mode’ so you can still unlock your device with your face while wearing a mask.

An added benefit beyond the three-day battery life is the new Super Battery Saver mode, designed to get even more out of the phone. This feature, which can be enabled at any time, allows you to choose where to save energy use and prolong how long a charge lasts. When the time to recharge arrives, the Nokia G21 supports 18W fast charging.

Another improvement added to the Nokia G21 is an upgraded 1600 x 720 screen, supporting a 90Hz refresh rate – another first for the G-series. This means smoother motion while scrolling and browsing the 6.5-inch display.

On the back, the Nokia G21 has a 50MP triple-lens camera to help snap detailed photos regardless of the available light. Its 8MP front-facing camera uses AI technology to produce enough light and clarity for selfies in low light situations. Additionally, AI Super Resolution is made for increasing the quality of your photos while using the phone’s digital zoom.

Nokia G21 phone - HMD Global

Available in Nordic Blue, the Nokia G21 features a new design made from polycarbonate, which is thinner and more ergonomic than previous models, only weighing 190 grams. Out of the box, the phone comes pre-installed with music streaming service Spotify and ExpressVPN, the latter of which offers a 30-day free trial with all new Nokia smartphones.

At an attractive budget price, the Nokia G21 appears to be a reasonable option for anyone wanting a no-fuss smartphone with robust features. If you want to purchase it outright and use the phone with another telco, stores like Big W and JB Hi-Fi also stock the Nokia G21 for around $299.

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