Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is running late
The Essential phone features an edge-to-edge screen, and will ship with a brand new virtual assistant, thus far unnamed. The device comes with a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.71-inch screen carrying a 1312 x 2560 resolution, and an aspect ratio of 19:10. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 835 chipset carrying an octa-core 2.45GHz CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 128GB of native storage. A rear-facing dual camera setup, both 13MP sensors (one RGB and the other in monochrome) is aboard as is an 8MP front-facing selfie shooter. A modular attachment turns the camera into a 360 degree panoramic shooter.
The 3040mAh battery keeps the lights on, and a fingerprint scanner is embedded under the home button. In other words, this has the makings of being a really powerful high-end Android model. Of course, making promises and failing to deliver on them is not the best way to start a new company selling another high-end handset in an overcrowded market. Will Essential be able to overcome this auspicious debut? Most likely the answer is a resounding yes. Andy Rubin certainly deserves at the least a couple of get out of jail free cards.
source: Android Authority