Nokia’s XR20 was the model’s first rugged Android smartphone. In our evaluation, we praised it for its distinctive rugged qualities, however the handset fell in need of expectations when it got here to its efficiency and imaging capabilities when in comparison with different premium smartphones in the identical worth bracket. Nearly two years in, there’s lastly information of a successor. Whereas it was earlier rumoured to be the Nokia XR30, the newest leak from the identical supply now confirms that it is going to be referred to as the Nokia XR21 as a substitute.
In response to WinFuture, that leaked the primary pictures of the upcoming smartphone, the handset might be referred to as the Nokia XR21. The cellphone is alleged to keep up its ruggedised design like its successor, however is predicted to pack in some noticeable efficiency enhancements that ought to hopefully warrant its premium price ticket.
The leaked pictures counsel a design that appears similar to the older Nokia XR20 from the entrance. The Google Assistant button is seen on the left aspect, whereas the amount and energy button (which additionally doubles up because the fingerprint reader) are positioned on the appropriate aspect, identical to earlier than. The placement of the Emergency key seems to have modified a little bit on the Nokia XR21 and is now positioned on the centre on the high edge, as a substitute of the left nook as on the Nokia XR20.
As per the leaked renders, the rear panel of the Nokia XR21 appears to be made from the identical polymer composite materials as earlier than, however the body across the aspect seems to have given a grippy texture, in comparison with the flat and matte-finished sides of the Nokia XR20. Because of this additionally it is stated to be as heavy because the earlier mannequin at 235g. What’s totally different is the design and placement of the rear digicam module. The digicam module appears to have moved to the highest left from the highest centre and is seen with an oblong structure as a substitute of the sq. structure on the older mannequin.
The report means that the Nokia XR21 might function a 6.49-inch full-HD+ show, that appears a bit smaller than the one on the earlier mannequin, and a 120Hz display screen refresh price, which is new for this sequence. The show is alleged to be protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, which stays the identical as earlier than.
Nokia’s XR21 is reported to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC, which needs to be a noticeable improve over the Snapdragon 480 SoC within the earlier mannequin. There appears to be just one variant for now and it has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, as per the leak. All cameras appear to have gotten upgrades as effectively. The cellphone is alleged to get a 64-megapixel major digicam that’s reportedly made by Omnivision, and an 8-megapixel telephoto with as much as 8X hybrid zoom. A 16-megapixel front-facing digicam is tipped to be in command of selfies.
The Nokia XR21 is alleged to function a 4,800mAh battery, which is an improve over the earlier mannequin’s 4,630mAh unit, together with a sooner 33W charger. It is unclear whether or not Nokia has retained or eliminated the XR20’s wi-fi charging function within the new mannequin, however patrons will get Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, Wi-Fi 6 and a 3.5mm headphone port, based on the report. The cellphone is tipped to supply two nanoSIM slots and now have eSIM performance, whereas working on Android 12.
Though the above data appears fairly detailed for an everyday leak, it nonetheless is a leak, and we’d due to this fact advise our readers to take it with a pinch of salt till the launch occurs, which given the character of this detailed leak, ought to happen quickly.
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