Nokia is trying Something New with a Rugged Phone | Nokia XR21

Nokia is back with an unconventional device as of their brand image; the Nokia XR21 is a rugged smartphone that features both decent specs and a decent price. The phone comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 mobile chipset, a 6.49-inch display, a dual camera setup on the back, and much more.

Release Highlights

  • The Nokia XR21 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 mobile chipset
  • It has a 6.49-inch display with 2400×1080 resolution that supports a 120Hz refresh rate
  • The device has a 16MP front camera and dual cameras of 64MP and 8MP on the back
  • It has a 4800mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging
  • The device has passed IP69K and MIL-STD-810 protection

Display & Appearance

The Nokia XR21 features a 6.49-inch LCD with 2400×1080 resolution. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz and Corning Victus glass cover. Nokia has ensured that the device is durable and vibrant for an optimal user experience. 


It has a thickness of 10.45mm and weighs around 231g. The size and weight are decent, considering it is a rugged phone. It has passed the IP69K and MIL-STD-810H protection certifications for durability. The fingerprint sensor is on the side and retains the legendary 3.5mm headphone jack.

Processor & Storage

The Nokia XR21 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 mobile processor that will be enough for decent performance. It only comes in a single variant of 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The one thing it misses is the expandable storage option.

– Battery life: 4800mAh battery, supports 33W fast charging; 


The front camera of the Nokia XR21 is a 16MP sensor. On the rear side, it has a primary lens of 64MP and an 8MP secondary camera for photos and videos. 



Being a rugged phone, the Nokia XR21 has a decent battery size of 4800mAh that supports 33W fast charging. It will be able to provide longer battery backup and fast charging for a smooth experience. 

Price & Availability 

The phone has been released all over China and overseas. And users will soon be available to buy it from the stores. It only comes in one variant with a decent price tag.

  • 6+128GB priced at 499 euros 

What do you think of this new device from Nokia? Do you think they will be able to capture the market of rugged smartphones?

Source (Weibo, in Chinese)