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Nokia C21 announced with little to no upgrade in the C20

Nokia has unveiled two new entry-level smartphones in the market. They succeeded last year’s Nokia C20 and Nokia C20 Plus and are named next in the lineup – Nokia C21 and Nokia C21 Plus respectively. The handsets come with the Go-Edition of Android 11 and Unisoc processors. In this post, we will talk about the specs, features, availability, and the expected price of the Nokia C21 in Nepal.

Nokia C21 Overview

Design and Display

The Nokia C21 packs 169.9×77.9×8.8mm dimensions with 195g weight. The 6.52-inch IPS LCD panel boasts a screen-to-body ratio of 77.5%. Likewise, the 720×1600-pixel resolution gives the aspect ratio of 20:9 alongside 269 PPI density.

nokia c21 display and design

Unlike its predecessor Nokia C20, it retains a metal chassis and toughened glass on the front that protects the handset from scratches. There is a V-shaped selfie notch at the front with a LED flash as well. Apart from that, it has a circular camera setup with a speaker grille on the rear part. It comes in the color options of Dark Blue and Warm Gray.

Performance and Memory

The Nokia C21 runs along the Go-Edition of Android 11 based on a 28nm Unisoc SC9863A chipset. Since it’s a near-stock OS, it avoids unwanted ads and notifications on your smartphone. The company is even assuring two years of security updates. However, we are yet to know about any major OS updates.  The processor has an octa-core Cortex-A55 core clocked at a maximum speed of 1.6GHz. Likewise, the graphics depart is handled by the Power 8322 graphics processor.

nokia c21 chipset

The phone has three memory configurations – 2/32GB, 3/32GB, and 3/64GB of eMMC 5.1. The internal storage is expandable up to 512GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.

Camera and Audio

The Nokia C21 features a single 8MP back camera with a LED flash and HDR mode. It supports a 720p video shoot at 30 frames per second. Correspondingly, the V-shaped notch at the front houses a 5MP selfie shooter with an LED flash in the bezel. The front camera also supports a 720p video shoot.

nokia c21 camera

The model also has a loudspeaker and a 3.5mm headphone jack for music and FM radio.

Rest of the specs

The fueling aspect in the Nokia C21 is a Li-Ion 3,000mAh battery. The battery is non-removable unlike the removable one in its predecessor C20. The charging is done via the 5W charging adapter that ships with the box and connects via the micro USB 2.0 port.

Under the hood, the phone has Wi-Fi 802.11, A-GPS, and Bluetooth 4.2 for connectivity. Furthermore, the sensors include an accelerometer and proximity. Besides that, it has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometrics. We can still use the old-fashioned passwords and pins for security purposes.

nokia c21 color options

Nokia C21 Specifications

  • Display: 6.5-inches IPS LCD panel, 60Hz
  • Resolution: HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Unisoc SC9863A (28nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (8x Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8322 GPU
  • Memory: 2/3GB RAM, 32/64GB storage (expandable)
  • Software: Android 11 (2 years security patches)
  • Rear Camera: Single (8MP)
  • Front Camera: 5MP (teardrop notch)
  • Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
  • Battery: 3000mAh with 5W charging
  • Color: Dark Blue and Warm Gray

Nokia C21 Price in Nepal

The Nokia C21 is priced at EUR 99 in the European market and if it ever launches in Nepal, we estimate its price to be around NPR 15,000. This is the price for the 3/32GB memory configuration. However, the phone starts sale in April only.

ModelNokia C21 price in EuropeNokia C21 price in Nepal (expected)
Nokia C21 (3/32GB)EUR 99NPR 15,000

Also Read:Nokia G50 goes official in the European market

Pragya Sapkota
Pragya Sapkota
I am a tech content writer at Youtech Nepal who loves travelling and watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Just looking for the light in life!!!

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