HMD has released a number of entry-level phones recently – the HMD Pulse trio and the HMD Vibe for the US – and now the company is apparently preparing to add a mid-ranger to its line-up. Named (or possibly code named) HMD Atlas, this one will feature an FHD+ display and a larger battery.

The Atlas will be powered by the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage (expandable via the microSD slot). This chipset enables 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 5 (ac), Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC. According to @smashx_60 who leaked this device, the phone will also have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Unlike the Pulse and Vibe models, this one will have a FullHD+ display – a 6.64” IPS LCD with 120Hz refresh rate. The screen will house a 16MP selfie camera inside a punch hole.

The phone’s main 48MP camera will be joined by a 5MP ultra wide and a depth sensor. Besides the higher resolution display, the addition of even a basic ultra wide camera sets the Atlas apart from other recent HMD models.

HMD Atlas (leaked image)

HMD Atlas (leaked image)

Anyway, the phone will allegedly have a 5,500mAh battery with QuickCharge 4.0+, though no charge rate was given. QC4.0+ is a combination of older QC3.0 tech and USB Power Delivery. The phone will measure 163 x 75 x 8.75mm and 210g.

The HMD Atlas is expected to cost $240 and is seen in Olive Green in the provided image. For reference, the HMD Vibe is $150, but that is a noticeably lower end model (4G, HD+ display, 13MP main camera and no UW). Like the Vibe, the Atlas is set to be exclusive to the US. And then there is the HMD Skyline, which looks suspiciously like a Lumia phone.

If HMD was still using Nokia branding, this might have been a successor to the Nokia G400. That one had a 6.58” 120Hz FHD+ IPS LCD, Snapdragon 480+, 48+5+2MP cameras and a 5,000mAh battery with 20W charging.

P.S. according to @smashx_60, HMD has more devices on the way – HMD Ridge and HMD Waylay (budget 5G models), plus HMD Xenon and HMD Skyline (high to mid-range 5G models).


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