It has been an exciting time so far this year in the world of smartphones. Scores of phone models have been announced around the world. Which are the latest 2021 smartphones in Nigeria? We have the list for you.
Some of the phone brands that have announced models in Nigeria this year includes: itel, TECNO, Samsung, Xiaomi, Nokia, and Partner Mobile.
Latest 2021 smartphones in Nigeria
The Nigerian smartphone market has seen the announcement of a fair number of devices in 2021. Here they are.
Infinix Hot 10T
Fresh off the oven from Infinix Mobile, the Hot 10T comes to the party with a massive 6.82-inch display with 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. It sports an under-dispkay front camera, a 5000mAh battery with 10W charging, all powered by a Helio G70 processor.
Infinix Hot 10T sells at ₦65,400 for the 4/64 GB variant and ₦72,000 for the 4/128 GB version.
OPPO Reno5 is perhaps the most beautiful mid-range device among the latest 2021 smartphones in Nigeria. It is a phone that is beautiful to the eyes and lovely in the hand. In addition, it is a solid performer too.
The Reno5 sports a 6.43-inch AMOLED display, a capable Snapdragon 720G processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage memory. Keeping the power flowing is a 4310 mAh battery coupled with 50W fast charging.
You should dive into our OPPO Reno5 review to see why you should be spending ₦169,900 on this beautiful phone.
For ₦130,000, the OPPO Reno5 F. gives you most of the features and performance of the Reno5, with some downgrades to accommodate the pocket-friendly price.
Features include a 6.43-inch display, Helio P95 processor, 32 MP selfie camera, 48 MP rear camera, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, and a 4310 mAh battery with 30W fast charging.
Have a look through our OPPO Reno5 F review.
HMD Global pitches in with the Nokia 5.4., a mid-ranger offering stock Android 11, 4G LTE support, a 6.39-inch LCD, Snapdragon 662 processor, 48MP quad main camera, 16MP selfie camera, up to 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, as well as a 4000mAh battery coupled with 10W charging.
We had one visit us, so you might want to see our Nokia 5.4 review. The 4/128 GB variant sells for ₦82,000.
TECNO Spark 7P
TECNO Spark 7P is another interesting release for the Nigerian phone market. It is the most affordable smartphone with a 6.82-inch 90 Hz display in the market. The rest of the features include a 5000 mAh battery, Helio G70 processor, 16 MP camera, 4 GB RAM and two options for internal storage” 64 GB and 128 GB.
The 4/64 GB variant of the Spark 7P has a recommended retail price of ₦60,900, while the 4/128 GB variant costs ₦68,800.
An entry-level model, itel A37 features a 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen, UNISOC Spreadtrum processor, 5MP camera, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and a 3020 mAh battery. There is no fast charging and there is no 4G LTE. This is a 3G device. It costs about ₦27,000.
Samsung’s Galaxy A32 is one of the most interesting devices on this list of the latest 2021 smartphones in Nigeria. This budget Android smartphone has a 6.4-inch, 90Hz refresh rate Super AMOLED screen, In addition, you get 4G network support, a 5000 mAh battery plus 15W quick charge, up to 8 GB RAM and up to 128 GB storage.
For photo and video capture, there is a 20-megapixel camera in front and a 64-megapixel quad camera at the back.
The 6/128 GB variant of the Samsung A32 has a recommended retail price of ₦113,500. There is no information about whether the 8/128 GB variant will be available in the country as at press time.
MTN itel A23
Perhaps the most affordable 4G smartphone in the market today, the itel A23 has a price tag of N22,000, the A23 features a smallish n5-inch LCD, a 5-megapixel camera at the front and another 5-megapixel snapper at the back, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage, and a 2050 mAh battery,
This is the ideal device for anyone looking for a cheap 4G LTE phone. The prices of 4G smartphones shot up last year after the COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions happened. MTN collaborated with itel Mobile to bridge that gap, which is why the A23 is available only from MTN Nigeria stores and outlets.
Huawei is not left out of releases this year. The Huawei Y7a is not your average Android smartphone, thanks to the fallouts of the US ban on the company. It does not support Google Play Store, services and apps. That means, there is no direct access to Google Maps, Gmail, etc.
Is there a market for this kind of Google-less phone? Yes; there is. There are people who do not use Google and do not want to. There are also privacy-focused people who are glad to get their hands on a smartphone that isn’t connecting to Google servers a hundred times every minute. If you are one of those, the Y7a is what the doctor ordered.
Its specs include a 6.67-inch display, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, 5000 mAh battery, and 22.5W fast charging. The price tag is ₦91,000.
Other Models Announced in Nigeria in 2021
Other new smartphones that have been announced in Nigeria in 2021 include the following:
- Samsung A52
- Samsung A72
- Samsung S21. Check out details about the S21 series in Nigeria HERE.
- Xiaomi Redmi 9T
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 and Note 10 Pro: Check out the detailed price list HERE.
- Partner Mobile EV1 Pro. Details available HERE.
We shall keep this list of 2021 smartphones in Nigeria updated as new models are announced and released into the market.
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