Andy Rubin, the guy who co-founded Android had teased a new smartphone a few months back. Today, the same phone has been announced. Here is everything you need to know about the $699 Essential Phone.
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To start off, this phone is a flagship smartphone with top of the line specifications and a really astonishing design.
The phone is actually bezel-less and to such an extent where the screen extends so high that it wraps up the front camera on top.
The phone is made with the combination of Titanium and Ceramic that gives it that shiny and glossy look. Since it is made up of Titanium instead of regular Aluminium build, the phone will survive drops easily as compared to the smartphones made up of aluminum, as claimed by the company.
The device will ship with a Qualcomm 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of on-device storage, according to The Verge. The front-facing camera has an 8-Megapixel sensor and is capable of recording 4K video, while the rear camera is 13-megapixel with a second monochrome sensor to help boost low-light shots. That’s a departure from a secondary lens for bokeh-style images as Apple has done with the iPhone 7 Plus.
In addition, as previously hinted at, the device will include a 360-degree camera that can be clipped on the device to enable a whole different kind of phone-based photography. Oh, and there’s no headphone jack but the device will ship with a dongle.
The smartphone features a 5.7-inch LTPS LCD Quad-HD display with 19:10 ratio. It is powered by a 3,040 mAh battery with USB Type-C Fast Charging. Other features of the phone include Titanium body, Ceramic back, Gorilla Glass 5 Magnetic dock & 6Gbps Wireless Accessory Connector 4x microphones with noise cancellation support Bluetooth 5.0 LE.
The fingerprint scanner in on the rear and there are also magnetic pins on the side of the camera module that will be used for attaching other accessories, just like Moto Mods. The phone comes with 360-degree camera accessory that can be attached via the magnetic pins and comes for $50 on the top of Essential’s price of $699.