Andy Rubin’s Essential phone unveiled with QHD bezel-less display, dual camera

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The creator of Android, Andy Rubin has finally unveiled his project PH-1 dubbed as Essential phone. The device comes with a unique display and unique setup. Let’s check out the specs.

Essential Phone

Essential phone comes with a QHD 5.7-inch edge-to-edge display with a resolution of 2560 x 1312. The screen has a 19:10 aspect ratio which is wider than LG G6 and Galaxy S8’s 16:9 aspect ratio. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and the frame is made out of titanium which is tougher than aluminum. The back of the device is made of ceramic. The handset is powered by 2.45GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage onboard storage. The device will run on Android obviously.

Essential Phone

At the back of the device, there’s a 13MP+13MP Dual camera setup – one monochrome and one RGB. The monochrome sensor can be used to take black and white photos and with the help of color lens it can take more in-depth images and offers telephoto, bokeh, true monochrome modes. The back cameras can record videos up to 4K videos @30fps and 1080p videos @60fps. On the other hand, the front camera is 8MP which comes with f/2.20 fixed hyperfocal lens and also video recording up to 4K @30fps.

But our main focus is on the right side of the camera panel. You can see two pins there where you can add accessories to use them on your smartphone. The first accessory is a 360° camera which features 12MP+12MP sensors behind the 210° fisheye lens and 4mics for better video experience.

The device also has 4 mics with noise cancellation support and stereo speakers. Sadly there’s no 3.5mm headphone jack. Under the hood, the handset has a 3,040mAh battery.

Essential phone is priced at $699 and with 360° camera you can get it for $749. The device comes in Pure White, Black Moon, Stellar Grey and Ocean Depths. The device is up for pre-order in the US.

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