Nokia XR21 is the maker’s upcoming rugged phone, specs revealed

Michail, 28 April 2023

Yesterday we reported about the upcoming Nokia rugged phone which will serve as a successor to the Nokia XR20. The device was allegedly called Nokia XR30, but WinFuture now shared a new report where it clarifies the device will launch as the Nokia XR21. We also get more specs details on the upcoming rugged phone which will feature a 120Hz display, Snapdragon 695 chipset and a 4,800mAh battery.

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Nokia XR21 in green

XR21 is said to bring a 6.49-inch LCD with FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The panel will be protected by Gorilla Glass Victus and will bring a 16MP front-facing cam. The back will house a 64MP main cam with an Omnivision sensor and an 8MP ultrawide sensor. The device will be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 chipset with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

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Nokia XR21 in black

Nokia XR 21 will offer IP68 water and dust resistance and a 4,800 mAh battery with 33W charging support. The device is rumored to weigh 235 grams due in large to its ruggedized case. Strangely enough, XR21 is said to launch with Android 12 and Nokia plans to offer OS updates up until May 2026 and security patches for another year after that. The phone will be equipped with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC and a headphone jack.

Source (in German)


Reader comments

  • Minu
  • 12 Jun 2023
  • ter

Every Nokia phone since 2022 has wireless FM radio, which is much better than any other slab without wireless FM radio or without FM radio completely, to say the least

  • AnonD-1096870
  • 01 May 2023
  • mX}

Not an appealing looking device at all, bet it will be overpriced as well.

"XR21 is said to bring a 6.49-inch LCD" It's a shame they had to make it such an oversized brick. I think a lot of people are looking for a compact, durable phone just to get them through the day. People who need large screen (e.g. m...

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