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HMD XR21 5G and HMD T21 Tablet Specifications and Pricing

15. 05. 2024 Wednesday / By: Robert Denes / Features / Exact time: BST / Print this page

HMD has announced the XR21 rugged 5G smartphone, which is a carbon copy of a well-known phone. HMD has announced its first rugged 5G smartphone - the XR21. If the name sounds familiar, it's because the device is a carbon copy of the Nokia XR21 announced this May.

The HMD XR21 appears as a new yet familiar addition to the smartphone market, with clear HMD branding in place of the iconic Nokia logo. This latest incarnation retains all the features that made the previous model so popular.

HMD XR21 5G Specifications:

Previously rumored as Nokia XR30

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 48, 66, 71
5G bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 20, 25, 28, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA
Speed HSPA, LTE, 5G
Launch Announced 2024, May 14
Status 2024, May 14
Body Dimensions 168 x 78.6 x 10.5 mm (6.61 x 3.09 x 0.41 in)
Weight 231 g (8.15 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM, eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 IP68/IP69K dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 60 min)
Drop-to-concrete resistance from up to 1.8m
MIL-STD-810H compliant
Display Type IPS LCD, 120Hz, 450 nits (typ), 550 nits (HBM)
Size 6.49 inches, 101.7 cm2 (~77.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~406 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Platform OS Android 13
Chipset Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver)
GPU Adreno 619
Memory Card slot Unspecified
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM
Main Camera Dual 64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0", PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, second LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Selfie camera Single 16 MP, f/2.4 (wide)
Video 1080p@30fps
Sound Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX Adaptive
Positioning GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (G1), BDS (B1I+B1c+B2a), GALILEO (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5), NavIC (L5)
NFC Yes (market/region dependent)
Radio Unspecified
USB USB Type-C 2.0, OTG
Features Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Battery Type Li-Po 4800 mAh, non-removable
Charging 33W wired, PD2.0, QC3
Misc Colors Midnight Black
Price EUR 599.99 (GBP 514, USD 646, INR 53871)

Boasting a robust 6.49-inch LCD screen, the HMD XR21 offers an immersive visual experience with FHD+ resolution and a smooth 120Hz refresh rate. The brightness of 550 nits ensures better visibility in various light conditions, and Gorilla Glass Victus provides peace of mind against scratches and breaks. Inside, the Snapdragon 695 chip powers the device, providing reliable performance alongside a substantial 4800 mAh battery.

The HMD XR21 is built to withstand the elements and accidents, thanks to its awesome IP68/IP69K water resistance and compliance with MIL-STD 810H shock protection standards. Photographers will appreciate the impressive 64MP + 8MP main camera setup and 16MP front-facing camera for high-resolution selfies and video calls. In addition, Bluetooth 5.1, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, stereo speakers and a side-mounted fingerprint reader complete the device's significant offering.

HMD XR21 5G Pricing:

Country Price (Expected)
1. HMD XR21 5G Price in Canada 884 CAD
2. HMD XR21 5G Price in Australia 978 AUD
3. HMD XR21 5G Price in Bangladesh 75533 BDT
4. HMD XR21 5G Price in Nigeria 976705 NGN
5. HMD XR21 5G Price in Mexico 10889 MXN
6. HMD XR21 5G Price in Russia 58450 RUB
7. HMD XR21 5G Price in UAE 2373 AED
8. HMD XR21 5G Price in Hong Kong 5048 HKD
9. HMD XR21 5G Price in Brazilian 3308 BRL
10. HMD XR21 5G Price in Argentin 571116 ARS
11. HMD XR21 5G Price in Switzerland 585 CHF
12. HMD XR21 5G Price in Japan 100634 JPY
13. HMD XR21 5G Price in Madagascar 2 870989 MGA
14. HMD XR21 5G Price in Tanzania 1 682776 TZS
15. HMD XR21 5G Price in Hungary 231208 HUF
15. HMD XR21 5G Price in South Korea 881698 KRW
17. HMD XR21 5G Price in Saudi Arabia 2431 SAR
18. HMD XR21 5G Price in Colombia 2 491187 COP
19. HMD XR21 5G Price in Paraguay 4 864689 PYG
20. HMD XR21 5G Price in Peru 2414 PEN
21. HMD XR21 5G Price in China 4683 CNY
Nokia has exited the Russian market due to the Russian embargo

For those looking to get their hands on this rugged and powerful smartphone, the HMD XR21 is available in Europe in a sleek black color. The device is available in a single memory configuration with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage at a competitive price.

The HMD XR21 appears as a new yet familiar addition to the smartphone market, representing a strategic shift for HMD Global. Ditching the iconic Nokia branding on this device could signal a new direction for the company as it seeks to carve out its own identity in the competitive tech industry. With a focus on durability and performance, the HMD XR21 meets the needs of consumers who prioritize reliability and longevity in their mobile devices.

HMD T21 Tablet Specifications:

Versions: Wi-Fi only; Wi-Fi/LTE

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - US, LATAM
  HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - International
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 40, 66 - US, LATAM
  1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 - International
Speed HSPA, LTE
Launch Announced 2024, May 14
Status 2024, May 14
Body Dimensions 247.5 x 157.3 x 7.5 mm (9.74 x 6.19 x 0.30 in)
Weight 466 g (1.03 lb)
Build Glass front, aluminum back
SIM Nano-SIM
 Splash resistant
Stylus support
Display Type IPS LCD, 360 nits (typ)
Size 10.4 inches, 307.9 cm2 (~79.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1200 x 2000 pixels, 5:3 ratio (~224 ppi density)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass
Platform OS Android 13
Chipset Unisoc Tiger T612 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x1.8 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G57
Memory Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
 eMMC 5.1
Main Camera Single 8 MP, AF
Features LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
Selfie camera Single 8 MP
Video Yes
Sound Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Positioning GPS
NFC Yes (Wi-Fi/LTE model only / TA-1521)
Radio FM radio
USB USB Type-C 2.0, OTG
Features Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Battery Type Li-Po 8200 mAh, non-removable
Charging 18W wired, PD3.0
Misc Colors Black Steel
Models TA-1495, TA-1521, TA-1505, TA-1487
SAR 1.19 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 1.56 W/kg (body)    
Price EUR 299 (GBP 256, USD 322, INR 26886)

As HMD moves away from Nokia's shadow, it's vital that the brand stands out with unique features or a segment that appeals to customers. It would also help to maintain the high level of customer service and support that are key to Nokia's longstanding reputation.

HMD Global has unveiled the new rebranded XR21 smartphone, originally launched under the Nokia brand name last year. This rugged phone is assembled in Europe, similar to the XR21 5G Limited Edition that was introduced a few months ago.

HMD T21 Tablet Pricing:

Country Price (Expected)
1. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Canada 441 CAD
2. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Australia 487 AUD
3. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Bangladesh 37879 BDT
4. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Nigeria 494922 NGN
5. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Mexico 5453 MXN
6. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Russia 29535 RUB
7. HMD T21 Tablet Price in UAE 1189 AED
8. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Hong Kong 2527 HKD
9. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Brazilian 1660 BRL
10. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Argentin 286585 ARS
11. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Switzerland 293 CHF
12. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Japan 50396 JPY
13. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Madagascar 1 433295 MGA
14. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Tanzania 840022 TZS
15. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Hungary 115426 HUF
15. HMD T21 Tablet Price in South Korea 440086 KRW
17. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Saudi Arabia 1213 SAR
18. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Colombia 1 243358 COP
19. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Paraguay 2 428059 PYG
20. HMD T21 Tablet Price in Peru 1205 PEN
21. HMD T21 Tablet Price in China 2337 CNY
Nokia has exited the Russian market due to the Russian embargo

Other specs are similar to the original XR21, including a 6.49-inch FHD+ 120Hz LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, Snapdragon 695 5G SoC, dust- and water-resistant (IP68-rated) housing, MIL-STD-810H durability , 64MP + 8MP dual rear cameras, 16MP front camera and 4800mAh with 33W fast charging. However, it runs Android 13 out of the box and is updated for 2 years.

The HMD T21 has a new camera design compared to the Nokia T21 introduced in 2022. Retained 10.36-inch 2K LCD screen, UNISOC T612 octa-core processor, 4G support, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 8MP front and rear cameras, IP52 rated dust - and splash resistance, as well as an 8200 mAh battery with support for 15 W charging.

Like the phone, it runs Android 13 with a promise of 2 years of OS updates. These devices are now available in several European countries and the UK.


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