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Android creator Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is official

Android creator Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is official Android creator Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is official
Theresa Hayes | 31 May, 2017, 04:15

After months of teasing, Android creator Andy Rubin has finally unveiled the Essential Phone that features a near bezel-less display that tries to outdo Samsung's Galaxy S8. If you don't know who Rubin is, he's the person responsible for the operating system on the device you may be reading this on right now.

It can be outfitted with a $50 360-degree camera accessory - likely for recording content to view back in virtual reality or on social networks - which snaps to the back of the device.

The device comes without any logo on the phone as the company believes "Just because we played a part in making it doesn't mean you should be forced to advertise that fact to everyone in your life".

We now don't know the extent on the abilities of the device and how well Ambient OS will work with everything. The smartphone is made out of Titanium and Ceramic which makes it very durable and premium at the same time. Furthermore, the Essential team claims they have dropped the device from a reasonable height, and there was no harm to the phone.

With a unique resolution of 2,560 x 1,312 and a 5.71-inch display, the Essential Phone has a design that's slightly similar to the approach taken by Xiaomi's Mi Mix.

Underneath the hood you'll find all the latest flagship Android features like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB of storage, and the courageous lack of a headphone jack, which is obviously the best feature of all because Apple said so.

Android creator Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is official

Just in case you are interested, the 360-degree camera is now available at a discounted price of Dollars 50 whose original price is USD 199. It can shoot video at 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, and 720p at 120fps.

The report has also added that the upcoming smartphone will come with a stunning design language along with a new range of accessories.

The phone, which doesn't feature any kind of branding on front or back, will be available for purchase in Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths.

What are your thoughts on Andy Rubin's Essential Phone? The company also showed off the Essential Home, an intelligent assistant along the lines of Google Home or Amazon Echo that looks awesome and features a round display. It is expected to ship first in the USA and later in other regions, and also be available in the colours "stellar grey" and "ocean depths". Also available later will be a docking station with magnetic connection, in which the phone lies to charge wirelessly.

The Essential Phone (PH-1) can be reserved today onwards for a price of $699.