Andy Rubin Unveils The Essential Smartphone At $699

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Andy Rubin, the man who created Android has taken the wraps off the Essential smartphone which was earlier teased by him on Twitter.

The Essential smartphone is one of its kind with a stunning edge-to-edge display (similar to LG’s full vision display) with the latest and greatest hardware.

essential smartphone
The smartphone runs on Android OS (the version is still unclear) with Snapdragon 835 on board. You get 4 microphones embedded for the best quality recording with noise cancellation in effect.

Coupled with 4 Gigs of RAM and 3040 mAh of battery, the Essential smartphone is definitely a justified deal at 699 USD.

essential smartphoneThe materials utilized are – titanium for the body, ceramic for the back, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for the screen. The phone sports a 13 MP dual-lens (f/1.85 aperture) rear camera with one being utilized for the monochrome sensor. So, it should capture a good amount of details even in the low-light conditions.

You get a capable 8 MP front camera with 4K video support.

Well, not missing the details, the essential smartphone comes equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology – Bluetooth 5.

Unfortunately, the smartphone does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack but the reports suggest – a headphone dongle (adapter) would ship with the smartphone.

essential smartphoneAlong with an appealing smartphone, it has also unveiled one of its accessories pointing at a modular approach i.e 360-degree attachable camera. You just have to mount it on the rear of the smartphone with the help of the magnetic connectors. Well, it looks cleaner than what the Moto Z smartphones had to offer (the magnetic connectors).

The phone also ships with a cordless docking station which makes things convenient.

Do note that if you reserve the device along with the 360-degree camera accessory, it would cost you 749 USD. In either case, you will have to pay a whopping 199 USD for the camera alone.

SOURCEThe Verge
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