Android creator Andy Rubin introduced the Essential Phone PH-1 back in May. We have got our hands on the phone so let’s take a detailed look at design and specifications of the phone.
The Essential phone sports a 5.7-inch (2560 x 1312 QHD) edge-to-edge display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass. It sports a titanium and ceramic body that offers a premium look. The phone is powered by latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM, 128GB storage.
The 8MP camera is present at the center.
USB Type C, loudspeaker grill is situated at the bottom. the phone does not comes with a headphone jack and ships with a headphone dongle in the box.
Antenna band cutouts are seen on the left. The phone measures 141.5mm x 71.1mm x 7.8mm and weighs 185 grams.
Power button and volume rockers are present on the right side of the phone.
At the back you can see 13MP Dual RGB + Mono camera with image fusion technology, 13MP True Monochrome mode f/1.85 lens, Video recording at 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps or 720p 120fps. Also present is a fingerprint sensor at the center. Also present are metal pogo pins that will connect the pin to the 360 degree camera.
The phone also bundles with a 360-degree camera that allows you to attach a 360 degree camera that can be clipped on the device thanks to the magnetic connector. The 360-degree camera is capable of shooting UHD (3840 x 1920) video at 30fps.
The Essential Phone is priced at $699 and comes in four colors: Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths. It is available for pre-order in the U.S. A bundle with the 360-degree camera is also available for the promotional price of $749.
Sneha contributed to this post.