Andy Rubin is a co-founder of Android. When he said that he was going to start a new company that would be selling an android phone, everyone had good reason to be both excited and skeptical.
Many companies have tried and failed to make a successful Android smartphone. This could have easily been one of those companies. It might turn out to be one of those companies. But for now, it seems anything but that.
Let’s talk about the Essential Phone.
The Essential Phone is sports a bezel less display. The front is almost all display with minimal bezels. The design of the phone is stealthy and alludes a sense of luxury. Essential boasts of making the thinnest dual camera setup for the Essential Phone and this could be seen at the back of the phone where there’s no camera bump.
To the right of the camera are two connecting pins. These pins are Essential’s approach to modularity in smartphones. The only accessory available is a 360 camera. The pins supply power to the connected accessory while data transfer is through wireless USB.
The phone runs on an almost vanilla flavour of android. It is powered by Snapdragon 835 and 4 GB of RAM. It has a quad HD LCD display and a 3040 mAh battery.
A unique feature of the phone is it’s Titanium frame. Essential claims that this frame is tougher than the regular aluminium frames found in most of the smartphones today and will fare better when dropped on hard concrete surfaces.
Coming to the dual camera setup, one of the cameras is a greyscale camera and is used alongside the regular camera to give out much better and sharper photos. While initial reviews of the camera have not been very exciting, it could very well be fixed by a software update.
So, what are your thoughts on the Essential Phone? Do you like it? Comment your views down below!