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Andy Rubin Backed Essential Phone To Start Shipping In A Few Weeks

Essential Phone fans are finally in for some good news. The Andy Rubin backed device will start shipping in a few weeks. The news came in the form of a tweet on Essential’s official Twitter account.

The tween contained a message from Andy Rubin himself. The device is highlighted to be working with multiple operators across the US. The Essential Phone is an Android smartphone with a nearly bezel-less 5.7-inch display. It features a dual camera setup, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB RAM and up to 128GB memory.

Essential Phone Specifications

The Essential Phone features a titanium body and ceramic back. It has proven to sustain drop tests without blemishes. This premium build is accompanied by an almost bezel-less display which makes the screen bigger but keeps the phone handy. The phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The device is powered by Android 7.1 Nougat. Seeing Essential’s clear approach, it will be stock android. Coming to the hardware, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, clocked at 2.45GHz. The device packs 4GB RAM and up to 128GB UFS 2.1 storage with no expandable memory.

Essential Phone

The Essential Phone features a 5.71 inch edge-to-edge IPS display with QHD ( 2560 x 1312 pixels ) resolution. The display has an aspect ratio of 19:10. The phone comes with a dual-camera module with 2 lenses of 13 MP each. The camera has an RGB and a Monochrome lens with f/1.85 aperture for low light photography. The device comes with an 8 MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture.

The Essential Phone is powered by a 3,040 mAh battery with Quick charge support. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and USB Type C.

Pricing and Availability

The Essential is available for shipping only in the US for now. The phone is open for pre-orders at $699 which is roughly Rs. 45,000.

Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar

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