Nokia T21 Tablet with Only 4GB of RAM Arrives in Kenya for KES 32,500

Nokia has been obsessing over Unisoc chips for some time now, and they are usually found in its low-end devices. The tablet shouldn't be rocking this chipset because it is just not as efficient compared to modern rivals from Qualcomm and MediaTek.

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The Android platform, especially in Kenya, doesn’t have many tablets. Only a few companies bring their tablets here, and they are mostly limited to realme, Samsung, and sometimes Nokia. Other options are available, but you have to buy them from non-official vendors, which is usually not recommended because such devices do not come with a local warranty.

Nokia brought the T20 tablet to Kenya back in early 2022. We reviewed it and were mostly impressed by its offerings, and while we thought it could have been cheaper, it really didn’t have any rivals.

Today, Nokia is succeeding the T20 with the T21, which can be purchased for KES 32,500 or more depending on memory configuration. According to HMD, the arm that now owns the Nokia brand name, the T21 is built with 60% recycled plastic and aluminium.

Typical of Nokia devices, it will receive two years of major OS updates, and three years of security patches. Its 8200 mAh cell is good enough for up to 15 hours of web browsing, binging a whole TV series, and up to 7 hours of conference calls.

Here are the rest of its specs:

Nokia T21Specs
Weight466g
BodyGlass front, aluminium back Splash resistant
Stylus supportYes
ScreenIPS LCD, 360 nits  10.4”, 1200 x 2000 pixels Scratch-resistant glass
SoftwareAndroid 12
ChipUnisoc Tiger T612 (12 nm) Mali-G57
Memory64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM MicroSD card slot
Main camera8 MP
Selfie8 MP
BatteryLi-Po 8200 mAh 18W charging
ColourCharcoal Grey

The display looks sharp enough for the price. However, we are skeptical about its performance because the Unisoc chip used is not the most efficient in terms of both performance and battery endurance. The bigger cell’s design should be good enough, but it could be even better with a modern chip, as the current one is built on a 12nm process. This is not great value for the price, as there are a ton of affordable and recent chips from MediaTek that could do the job just as well.

RAM could also be high because 4GB in the current world is just the bare minimum.

Nokia T21 (WiFi + 4G) with video and SMS Capability is available in Kenya, today in grey 4/128 option starting at KES 32,500.

For every Nokia T21 tablet bought you get a free Nokia Essential wireless headphone that is valued between 7000- 8500. (60-75 USD) while stocks last.