By releasing its first line of smartphones under its own brand, HMD is venturing into uncharted terrain. It will no longer be confined to being a Nokia phone maker. The series consists of three mid-range devices: the HMD Pulse, Pulse Plus, and Pulse Pro. Although you can see from their individual specifications that they are all fairly similar to each other with a few exceptions, the third model is intended to be the leader of the pack.

A 5,000mAh battery that can run the HMD Pulse Pro’s Unisoc T606 CPU for up to 59 hours on a single charge powers the device. Customers can add up to 8GB of RAM to the phone. The maximum storage space is 128GB, but an SD card can increase that to 256GB. A 6.65-inch HD Plus touchscreen with 1,612 x 720 pixel image resolution is located on the front. A 50 MP selfie camera with several capabilities is located up top. For instance, Gesture Navigation enables you to direct the selfie lens to capture a picture with hand gestures like a finger heart or a thumbs up. Additionally, the business states that nighttime photos are “clear as day” because AI Super Portrait enhances the brightness.

A two-camera arrangement with a second 50MP lens and a 2MP depth option is located around the rear. They also have a supporting cast of their own. Skin tone optimisation makes sure that everyone looks beautiful in photos, regardless of their skin tone. Additionally, Flash Shot allows you to quickly snap a series of photographs one after another.

Performance gap

The configurations of the other two versions are essentially the same. The same display, same battery, same chipset, and so forth. The three differ mostly in terms of their camera setup. Despite the fact that you see two lenses, HMD claims the Pulse Plus features an 8MP selfie camera and a 50MP back camera. The rear lens of the regular Pulse phone is only 13MP. The pair has some of the image-enhancing features from the Pulse Pro, such as skin tone optimisation, but not the hand motions.

It’s also crucial to note that each of the three can be fixed. HMD and iFixit are collaborating to supply replacement parts. Cracked screens, bent charging connectors, and fully dead batteries can all be replaced by users. When the repair kits and parts will be available is unknown.


On HMD’s website, the regular Pulse phone in Meteor Black is available for £99.99 in the UK. There are currently no stock remaining in the Dreamy Pink variation. An specific release date for the Pulse Plus and Pulse Pro was not provided, however they will both soon be available in the UK.

The HMD Vibe, an autonomous phone, is scheduled to be released in the US. It will be comparable to the others with its dual camera configuration, 4GB of memory, and two-day battery life. On the other hand, the Unisoc processor will be replaced by a Snapdragon chipset in the Vibe.

The trio will also be released in the European Union. However, all you’ll get is an error notice if you try to purchase any of them through the foreign page.

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