Tweet sent by Andy Rubin includes photo partially revealing his iPhone/Pixel challenger33
A tweet disseminated today by Rubin includes a photograph that shows him holding his new phone. The images on the screen confirm that the phone is powered by Android, and the handset appears to sport thin bezels and rounded edges. A message that Rubin included with the tweet says, "I'm really excited about how this is shaping up. Eager to get it in more people's hands..."
The Geekbench benchmark test in January let us know that the new phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset carrying 4GB of RAM, with Android 7.0 running the show. It certainly sounds like a high-end device. The latest speculation calls for a 5.5-inch pressure-sensitive screen (similar to 3D Touch) to grace the handset.
Earlier this month, Rubin's company apparently lost $100 million in funding from Sprint parent SoftBank. But the latest word is that Essential Products was able to replace SoftBank with other well heeled investors, and a new round of funding is expected to close soon.
source: @Arubin via AndroidCentral
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