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Eliminate ‘phone-xiety’ with the Nokia XR21: A super-tough smartphone designed for life’s adventures

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today launches Nokia XR21, the smartphone that cures ‘phone-xiety’ – the fear of dropping, damaging or not having a working phone – thanks to its certifiably tough durability and reassuring two-day battery life.

The smartphone equivalent of the Nokia 3310 (the original near-indestructible feature phone), Nokia XR21 is drop, dust, and waterproof. It withstands everything from tumbling out of your trouser pocket and hitting the ground screen first to hiking in torrential rain for 72 hours.

Adam Ferguson Head of Product Marketing, for Nokia phones says: This is the smartphone version of the famous near-indestructible Nokia 3310. Breaking your smartphone or experiencing low battery ahead of a long journey can leave you with ‘phone-xiety’.

“This smartphone has been built to eliminate those everyday fears; our device is so durable that it can withstand a soaking from a 100-bar pressure water hose jet with an 80°C water temperature. In fact, we’re so confident in our new durable hero that we are offering a one-year screen replacement guarantee should the worst happen.”

The Nokia XR21 is crafted around a die-cast 100% recycled aluminum chassis, and is protected by a body made of durable materials and Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® display, all designed and certified to withstand impacts.

Drop, dust and waterproof

The deliberate design and high-quality materials used throughout the Nokia XR21 – including a super-tough screen and impact-proof back cover – cure people’s phone anxieties from low battery to a cracked screen.

It’s been certified for MIL-STD-810H durability, making it drop-proof, dust-proof and waterproof. In addition, during internal testing, the Nokia XR21 survived being dropped from 1.8m, as well as being submerged in 1.5m of water for up to an hour, and hit with the same pressure as a 100-bar jet of water (higher than the burst pressure of UK fire brigade hoses) with a water temperature of 80°C heat.

Handle extreme temperatures and gaps in charging

The Nokia XR21’s durability extends to its battery life. It can last two days between charges. Plus, when you’re caught in unpleasant or extreme weather, the Nokia XR21 is up to the task.

It can withstand and be used in temperatures between -20°C to +55°C – the latter is one degree shy of the hottest air temperature recorded on Earth, in California’s Death Valley. And the 6.49” screen can be used with wet hands, in the rain, or while wearing gloves. Perfect for lasting through a weekend festival, day-long hike or bike ride, or family trip without a charger.

AI-powered entertainment

Stereo speakers with OZO playback deliver immersive sound to pick up every detail of videos, songs and podcasts – perfect for summer picnic entertainment when you’re listening with your friends. The best AI-powered imaging algorithms found on Nokia devices like AI Portrait, Night Mode 2.0, and Flash Shot ensure you capture memories in excellent quality. For noisy environments, the 96 dB stereo speakers come with Audio boost mode, help you hear amped up sounds over background noise. And two Quick Access buttons let you get to your favourite apps and features even quicker.

Safe and secure, inside and out

The Nokia XR21 guarantees four years of monthly security updates, three years of OS upgrades, three years of warranty and a one-year screen replacement guarantee. Protecting you online, as well as your smartphone from what life throws at it. 

Pricing and availability

The Nokia XR21 is available in Midnight Black in the UK from today for £499.99 in 6/128GB configuration from Nokia.com/phones. Pine Green colourway will be available in June.

Choose the more sustainable and hassle-free way of getting your hands on the new The Nokia XR21. Available on Circular subscription for £22/month with £30 one-time set up fee.

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