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HMD quietly launches the cheaper HMD Aura featuring 13MP dual cameras.

JB Hi-Fi in Australia has just started selling HMD’s latest phone, which is as surprising to us as it must be for the company. The HMD Aura is similar to the HMD Pulse, except that it is cheaper. At the moment, there is no information about it on HMD.com.

Specs:

The new HMD Aura sports 6.65 inches HD+ (900 x 1,600p) IPS LCD punch-hole 60Hz refresh rate display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The HMD Aura comes with UNISOC SC9863A1 SoC is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. According to UniSoc, this is its first 4G chip with AI acceleration, but the 28nm node doesn’t exactly promise high performance. The storage can be expanded through microSD card.

 

The HMD Aura features a dual camera with a 13MP main sensor. It comes with a secondary VGA depth sensor with an LED flash. There is a 5MP selfie shooter. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, a rare sight these days.

 

The connectivity option includes a USB Type-C port, Wifi, Dual SIM with 4G LTE, VoLTE support, a 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, and GLONASS. It packs a 5000 mAh battery with 10W charge support. In addition to Android 13, the phone comes with a 2-year security patch guarantee, but no mention of OS updates. Further, the device is also splash-proof thanks to IP52 certification. The device measures 8.55 mm thick and weighs 196g.

HMD Aura costs AUD 180 (Rs.9900/-).