Nokia XR21 goes official with a rugged body and 5G connectivity

Nokia XR21 Price in Nepal
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HMD Global has introduced a new addition to the Nokia XR series, succeeding the XR20. The Nokia XR21 is a rugged smartphone that comes with some improvements in performance and camera capabilities. So let’s dive into the details, including the specs, features, and expected price of the Nokia XR21 in Nepal.

Nokia XR21 Overview:

Design and Display

Just as expected, the Nokia XR21 maintains the rugged design language of its predecessor. The phone features a 100% recycled aluminum chassis and a military-grade sleek casing with a MIL-STD-810H rating. To top it off, Nokia has offered an IP69K standard, making the XR21 waterproof, dustproof, drop-proof, and life-proof. The phone is available in Pine Green and Midnight Black color options.

Nokia XR21 Design and DisplayOn the display side of things, you get a 6.49-inch LCD panel with Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Likewise, users can also use the screen with wet hands and gloves for more convenience. On top of that, Nokia is providing a one-year free screen replacement and three years warranty on this smartphone.


The smartphone gets its horsepower from a Snapdragon 695 chipset. This 6nm-based SoC from 2021 supports 5G connectivity and features two Cortex A78 cores at 2.2GHz and six Cortex A55 cores at 1.8GHz. It is accompanied by an Adreno 619L GPU.

Memory-wise, you get a sole 6/128GB variant with UFS 2.1. While the phone boots on Android 12 with three years of OS updates and 4 years of security updates promised by the company.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G SoC


Moving to the optics, a rugged phone usually doesn’t emphasize much on this segment. Still, the XR21 houses a dual camera setup led by a 64MP main shooter and an 8MP ultrawide sensor. On the front side, there is a 16MP snapper for selfies and video calls.

Nokia XR21 Camera

Battery, Charging, and Others

The smartphone is fueled by a 4800mAh battery with 33W wired fast charging support. Connectivity options on this phone include 5G, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. Furthermore, you also get extra loud dual stereo speakers (96dB) and OZO audio playback.

Nokia XR21 Specifications:

  • Body: 168.0×78.58×10.45 mm, 231 gm, Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Display: 6.49-inches IPS LCD panel, Gorilla Glass Victus, 550 nits, Wet hands, and gloves compatibility
  • Durability: IP69K dust/waterproof, MIL-STD-810H certified
  • Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 695 5G (6nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 6GB RAM, 128GB storage (UFS 2.1)
  • Software & UI: Android 12
  • Rear Camera: Dual (64MP main, 8MP ultrawide)
  • Front Camera: 16MP sensor (punch-hole cutout)
  • Audio: Dual speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack, Ozo Audio
  • Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
  • Battery: 4800 mAh with 33W wired charging
  • Color Options: Midnight Black, Pine Blue

Nokia XR21 Price in Nepal and Availability

The official price of the Nokia XR21 is set at GBP 499.99 in the UK. Although it’s very unlikely, we can expect the Nokia XR21 price in Nepal to be at NPR 81,999 if and when it launches here.

Nokia XR21 Price in the UK Price in Nepal (Expected)
6/128GB GPB 499.99 NPR 81,999