Nokia G21 photos confirm a dreadful new design

After appearing on the Geekbench yesterday, we are now getting some clear photos of what seems to be the Nokia G21 — thanks to the ever reliable Roland Quandt. Quandt first mistaken the device as the Nokia G400 (I mean, who can blame him?) but a follower point out that it is indeed the Nokia G21.

Quandt also included the model number TA-1401 on his tweet which happened to be one of the many model numbers revealed by a Russian retailer for the Nokia G21 last month. Furthermore, the device on the photo reveals a 50MP main camera sensor — the Nokia G400 is said to only sport a 48MP main camera.

The leaked materials also confirms a dreadful camera design choice the company will have for year 2022. Bold choice but not necessarily appealing. Apparently, the Nokia G21 still bears that same “waterdrop notch” we first saw on smartphones back in 2018. You see, they haven’t moved on. Interestingly enough, the photos doesn’t show any Nokia logo on the front glass. That said, the phone still comes with a big chunk of chin. But good move, regardless.

Anyway, the Geekbench database revealed that a 1.6GHz Unisoc SoC is what will be powering the Nokia G21. Most probably the Unisoc T606. Again, according to our report last month, a Russian retailer listed the device with HD+ display, either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of onboard storage. If there’s one thing that is good about this device, it’s the inclusion of a USB-C port. Albeit, charging speed is probably going to peak at 10W.

Finally, let’s not forget that 2022 is the year Nokia Mobile will succumb to the “AI Camera” tagline craze. At this point, I believe the Finnish company just completely gave up any of its remaining Nordic pride. The fact that Nokia Corporation is part of the approval process of these smartphones is what saddens me the most.