Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone unveiled
After tons of teasers about the essentials of a smartphone on the Internet, Andy Rubin (The Creator of Android) has unveiled the Essential Phone. This phone by means is a no compromise phone. Its a smartphone with top notch specs under the hood just like a Flagship Smartphone has. You might wonder what’s so interesting in this phone if its like a typical flagship. No, its not just a typical flagship phone. Hola Essential Phone!
Specifications of the Essential Phone:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
- 4GB RAM, 128 GB ROM (UFS 2.0)
- 3040 mAh Battery
- Essential Made Accessories Holes (6GBps) (To use Essential Accessories such as 360 degree Camera)
- Charging Dock
- Dual Rear 13MP Camera (Monochrome Fusion+ RGB)
- 8MP Front Facing Camera (Shoots 4k Video)
- Titanium Body, Ceramic Back
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 5.71 inch Display with Gorilla Glass 5
The Essential Phone is wrapped by edge to edge glass display. The build is made up of titanium and ceramic. Titanium and Ceramic build is obviously more durable than any other Glass or Aluminium Phones. The phone has a dual rear camera, in which one sensor is for monochrome imaging and the other is RGB. You could use it for grey scale photos or combine it with the other sensor and get an improvement on the color details and low light performance. Also the Front- Facing 8MP Camera is capable of shooting 4k videos.
It runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box with stock like user interface without much customization or skin. The Essential Phone is also designed to run with Home which works on Ambient OS. The Home is nothing but a hardware assistant like Google Home or Amazon Echo. It has a speaker and display which can do various tasks that a personal assistant would do.
A New Phone to dominate over the Iphones and the Galaxies
With almost all the companies moving to the future and ditching the 3.5 mm headphone jack, the Essential Phone too ditches a 3.5 mm jack. Just like other manufacturers you can get a dongle through which you can use your current 3.5 mm gadgets.
Key Principles of Essentials
- Devices are your personal property. We wont force you to have anything on them you don’t want to have.
- We will always play well with others. Closed ecosystems are divisive and outdated.
- Devices shouldn’t become outdated every year. They should evolve with you.
Color Options, Pricing & Availability
The Essential Phone is available in four colors which are Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths. There are two buying options available with the phone. You can buy only the Smartphone or the Smartphone with a 360 degree Camera. Still, there is no word on the availability and shipment, but the prices have been announced, as well as the Pre orders have been started.
Here are the Prices:
- Essential Phone- 699 USD
- Essential Phone with 360 degree Camera Bundle- 749 USD
Availability Update (Interview)
In One of the interview after the announcement of the Essential Phone, Andy Rubin said that the Phone would start shipping the reservations (Pre Orders) within 30 Days. So the shipping might start by the end of June.
So, what do you think about the Essentials Phone by Andy Rubin? Does it really stands up from the crowd of Galaxies and Iphones and tempts you to buy one? For us, it is a definitely a big YES. Let us know about your thoughts in the comments below.
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