Nokia G21: At a glance Kenya launch information and where to get it

HMD Global has availed the Nokia G21 in the Kenyan market. The device went on sale locally on April 1st.

Features and specifications

The Nokia G21 features a 6.5-inch HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate, a Unisoc (formerly Spreadtrum) T606 chipset, 4GB RAM, a choice of either 64 or 128GB internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card up to 512GB and a 5,050mAh battery (which HMD says lasts for 3 days) that is charged up via an included 18W “fast” charger.

In the camera department is a 50-megapixel sensor at the back and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. The main camera is backed by a pair of 2-megapixel macro and depth sensors.

Bluetooth 5, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port and NFC round up the connectivity options.

Security options include face unlock and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The device has provisions for two nano-SIMs and the aforementioned microSD card.

There might also be some more stuff, if the press release sent by HMD Global’s local publicists is anything to go by:

“Supported by industry-leading partners for best-in-class experiences, the Nokia G21 comes pre-loaded with Spotify and ExpressVPN. Spotify will give Nokia smartphone owners access to 70 million tracks and 3.2 million podcasts out of the box.[v]  For enhanced privacy and added peace of mind, ExpressVPN will be available on all new Nokia smartphones with a 30-day free trial.”

Price and availability

The Nokia G21 comes in Nordic Blue and Dusk colour options in two configurations: 64 and 128 GB. Pricing for the 64GB variant is Kshs 20,000 and the 128GB variant is going for Kshs 22,000.

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The Nokia G21 is available at Safaricom retail outlets (Safaricom Shop) and dealer shops. The device is part of the M-Kopa device financing plan, as well, so for eligible buyers, it is available for purchase in instalments.

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