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.
We've been working around the clock to get our first device in your hands. See this update from Andy. pic.twitter.com/bm5xm5XRKS
— Essential (@essential) July 21, 2017
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.
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.