The Android maker has officially unveiled the smartphone Essential display “edge to edge” and titanium body

The company Essential based maker of the Android operating system, Andy Rubin, unveiled its first smartphone — Essential Phone. The novelty is characterized by edge-to-edge screen and comes with a line of accessories that connect to the device with a magnetic connector.

Essential Phone screen is almost frameless, the top of it stretches from the front camera. The frame at the bottom also small, which makes it possible to use the area of the front surface. The casing is made not from the traditional to the modern smartphones of aluminium, titanium and ceramics.

The Essential Phone display with a diagonal of 5.7 inches has got resolution of 2560×1312 pixels aspect ratio 19:10. Brightness up to 500 CD/m2, contrast ratio exceeds 1000:1. Filling smartphone meets the flagships 2017 other “phones”: 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB of memory. The battery has a capacity of 3040 mAh.

Main photo module consists of two 13-megapixel cameras, one of which shoots in black-and-white range. The front sensor has a resolution of 8 megapixels. Both the smartphone’s camera supports video recording in 4K at 30 frames per second. The fingerprint scanner placed on the rear cover.

Equipment device includes adapters Bluetooth wireless 5.0 LE and Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, NFC module, four noise-canceling microphone, USB connector.

Dimensions of the smartphone – 141,5 × 71,1 × 7.8 mm and weighs around 185 grams. Applied software platform Android, but the version is not specified.

Among the available accessories is 360-degree camera that is mounted in the upper part to a magnetic interface and can capture video in 4K at 30 frames per second. When purchased along with the smartphone optics will cost $50, but if purchased separately — $199.

Manufacturer rated Essential Phone $699. Taking pre-orders for the novelty has already started.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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