Andy Rubins, the creator of Android, has unveiled his first smartphone from his new company Essential. He has dropped a number of teasers for the PH-1 Android device, that is meant to battle the top smartphones from Samsung and Apple.
The phone’s display is one of its most prominent features that covers almost the entire front right to the edge of its selfie camera. Oh! And the phone comes with magnetic connectors on the back for you to attach accessories which include the 360-degree camera that you can order as an add-on to the phone.
If the phone is competing with the high-end devices, its price matches those as well. The cost for the unlocked phone along with the 360-degree camera is $749 with 128 GB of internal storage. If you only want the phone, you will be saving yourself $50 and get it for $699.
Do not get too excited unless you live in the US because the phone will only sell there, at least in the beginning.
The sleek looking phone packs 4GB of RAM along with the 128 GB of internal storage and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The 5.7-inch display is even bigger than the iPhone 7 Plus, and the smaller rather absent bezels make the experience even better. The titanium and ceramic casing comes in four colors; Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White, and Ocean Depths. The rear camera is 13 megapixels, and the front is 8 megapixels, but both are capable of shooting a 4K video.
We can not say for sure how people will manage to trust a new company and buy a high-end device, the likes of Samsung and Apple. We shall have to wait and see.