The Nokia XR21 was a rugged 5G smartphone that was the first product to be assembled on HMD Global's new European-based assembly line in Hungary which started production in October 2023. It was a successor to the Nokia XR20.
The XR21 was built to last and designed with sustainability in mind. It had military-grade durability certification3 and IP69K rating, certifying it to withstand dust, heat, impact, and water. It was the first Nokia smartphone that could cope with the pressure of a 100-bar water jet with an 80°C water temperature. The screen was protected with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
The phone’s chassis was made from 100% recycled aluminium and HMD Global claimed the battery could provide 60% more charges over its lifetime than previous batteries.
The device in the Mobile Phone Museum collection was one of a limited edition of the first 50 phones to come off the production line and is uniquely numbered 41/50. It has a “frosted platinum” finish. The standard variant of the phone was available in Pine Green and Midnight Black.