Father of android announces his own new phone – The Essential Phone

Andy Rubin, the father of Android, officially announces its new Android smartphone – Essential phone.

According the CEO of the Essential Products, this smartphone will directly compete with the big smartphone brands like Samsung and Apple.

The Essential phone looks pretty in many aspects from the other smartphones.

The phone features almost bezel less 5.71 inches display, can be seen in the image. The small portion of the bezel covers is present at the middle of the screen where front camera is placed.

Build Quality and Design


The build quality of the phone is looking good.

The Essential phone is built with Titanium and ceramic, making it harder and stronger than Aluminum case phones. The phone will be very rough and tough and can be able to handle drops.

The company has not imprinted its logo on the phone. It may also mean that Essential will not install useless bloatware apps on the phone.

The phone looks quite decent and filled with all latest features.

It has rounded corners, volume and power buttons are on the side and the type C USB connector. The dual camera is available at the back.

Essential is modular phone, it means you can extend the usage of the phone by means of Mods.

There are two pins at the back just beside the back camera. These pins will be used to connect modular accessories to the phone.

Till now a 360 degree camera and an Essential phone dock, to charge your phone without facing hassle of wires, will be available. Few more mods can be released soon.

The dimensions of the phone are 5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches. It weighs less than 6.5 ounces (185 grams).

The Essential phone is coming have some nice color variants, Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths.

There is no traditional 3.5 mm jack available on the phone, but company will ship it with headphone dongle.

The Essential is launching the phone in US to start withbut soon it will be rolled out globally.

The phone costs $699 and combo of phone with 360 degree camera mod will cost $749.

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The Essential phone have all the features of the top flagship smartphones.

The screen is 5.7 inches LTPS IPS LCD having Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Also the resolution of the screen is 1312 x 2560 pixels with the aspect ratio 19:10.

The smartphone has Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, one of the best chipset till now. Adreno 540 GPU is there for graphical processing.

The phone has 4 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage, no storage MicroSD card slot is provided in the phone.

The primary camera of the phone comprises of 13 MP dual camera setup and a 8 MP camera is provided in the front. The cameras are looking pretty good till now. Both the cameras are capable of recording 4K videos.

As far as the battery is concerned the phone has 3040 mAh Non removable Li-Ion battery.

Final Verdict


The Essential is looking amazing by its looks and features on paper. It has all the flagship features to complete with the big brands in the market like Apple and Samsung.

If anyone wants to try something innovative then it is the best phone to go with.


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