The co-founder of Android, Andy Rubin is now ready to hit the market with his incredible smartphone, Essential Phone. While this device promises top-of-the-line specs and features, potential users will have to part with $699. This device will have a very high hurdle to overcome before it can break into the market as the likes of Samsung and Apple already have carrier support and consumer interest.
The official unveiling of this much-anticipated device is still a few months away but graphics and renders are available. The Essential will launch in the US with enough radios to ensure that it works on all major carriers. The build of this device is amazing as it will likely sport a blend of titanium and ceramic screen which is durable and will withstand a drop test without blemish, unlike the aluminum competitor devices. The design of this device is quite impressive as it features an edge-to-edge 5.6-inch screen with a thin bezel, leaving a small space for the selfie camera.
The Essential smartphone is powered by Qualcomm 835 processor with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage capacity. This device will come with a 360-degree camera that can click into the top of the phone. It sports a 13 MP camera with a second monochrome sensor like we have seen with Huawei P9 and P10 instead of the second lens for bokeh effect or telephoto. The second sensor will help to help boost low-light shots for better and clearer pictures. The selfie camera is the current 8 MP snapper, capable of recording 4K video.
There will be no logo on the exterior of this phone and the Essential will probably ship without tons of unnecessary software’s loaded inside which could slow the phone down. In terms of hardware, this smartphone sports a niche of accessories. It is armed with a charging dock which can connect to the phone via a metal pogo pin, a magnetic connector and wireless data transfer, USB-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack and possibly a headphone will be contained in the box.
The ambitions of Andy Rubin is quite clear and this device deserves the attention of users considering that it is direct, powerful, clean, not market driven and most importantly because it is coming from Andy Rubin.