Finally, the Android founder Mr. Andy Rubin has launched his first smartphone powered by Android OS and the phone is named ‘Essential Phone’ that comes with a stunning display and other flagship series specifications. The Essential Phone is priced at $699 and the device is already up for pre-order in the US via the official Essential website. The smartphone will also be available bundled with the 360-degree camera for $749. The Essential Phone will be available with four color options including Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths. The device will be available in the US only and the global launch details of the device will be available in the future.
The device comes with an edge-to-edge true bezel-less QHD resolution display and the device also comes with two magnetic dots where you can attach new mods and a 360 degree camera as well. The 360-degree camera can also record videos at 30fps in UHD resolution of 3840 x 1920 pixels. The Essential Phone is also different from others as it doesn’t have any company logo and the phone doesn’t have any bloatware pre-installed like other phones. This phone is made of Titanium instead of Aluminum because Titanium is a material which is so hard that when its dropped on its edge it doesn’t dent or scratch like aluminum phones.
The Essential Phone features a 5.7-inch LTPS LCD QHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 19:10 ratio and 2560 x 1312 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (Quad + 1.9GHz Quad) octa-core processor and comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage capacity. It runs on the Android 7 Nougat OS out of the box and comes with a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel and also comes with other sensors including the Accelerometer, Magnetometer and Gyroscope, barometer and Proximity / Ambient light sensors.
It features a dual rear camera with a 13-megapixel Dual RGB + Mono camera with image fusion technology along with a secondary 13-megapixel True Monochrome mode f/1.85 lens with Video recording at 4K 30fps and 1080p recording 60fps or 720p 120fps. It also comes with an 8-megapixel front facing camera with 16:9 aspect ratio f/2.20 fixed hyperfocal lens, Video recording at 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps or 720p 120fps. The device comes with 4x microphones with noise cancellation and beam forming. It is powered by a 3040mAh battery with fast charging and comes with 4G LTE, USB Type C, Bluetooth 5.0,WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO, NFC, GPS and GLONASS connectivity options. It measures 141.5mm x 71.1mm x 7.8mm and weights 185 grams.