Philips Aurora i966 with 5.5-inch QHD display, 3GB RAM unveiled

By Kul Bhushan | Published on 22 Oct 2014
Philips Aurora i966 with 5.5-inch QHD display, 3GB RAM unveiled

The Philips i966 Aurora comes with features such as QHD display and fingerprint sensor, seen on very select devices.


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Philips has introduced a new smartphone featuring QHD display and fingerprint sensor. Called Aurora i966, the new Philips smartphone has a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with 2.5D arc glass and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

The Philips Aurora i966 runs YunOS 3.0 OS based on Android and is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) processor along with 3GB RAM. The smartphone sports 20.7MP rear camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX220 Exmor RS BSI sensor, f/1.8 aperture and 8MP front-facing camera.

The new Philips smartphone has 32 GB internal storage. Connectivity options include 4G LTE / 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. It is powered by a 3000 mAh battery.

Philips has launched the Aurora i966 in China for 3699 Yuan, which is roughly Rs. 37,000. The new Philips phone will be competing against the likes of LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 that come with QHD display. The fingerprint sensor feature helps Philips compete against the likes of Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One Max.

Right now there's no word on the global availability of the smartphone. Back in India, Lenovo recently launched the Vibe Z2 Pro with QHD display. Also, Xolo launched Q2100 with integrated fingerprint sensor.

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