Tweet sent by Andy Rubin includes photo partially revealing his iPhone/Pixel challenger
by Alan Friedman / Mar 27, 2017, 8:05 PM
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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1:57 PM doesn't make sense.
posted on Mar 27, 2017, 8:49 PM 0
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FYI, When someone something leaks from Android, looking at the clock actually gives you a hint of what to expect. Obviously you dont know this easter egg. Go see previous articles if you want to be educated.
posted on Mar 27, 2017, 10:12 PM 3
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Can he create a cult like following is the question?
posted on Mar 27, 2017, 8:23 PM 1
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If it's bang per buck with latest top spec, fanboys are easy.
posted on Mar 27, 2017, 9:21 PM 0
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That wallpaper looks like a red sticker applied to the front of a phone lol.
posted on Mar 27, 2017, 8:40 PM 1
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I don't think it's just a sticker. I think it's either real or there's some Photo-shopping involved as well. A sticker wouldn't emit a red glow on his finger at the far right of the image.
posted on Mar 27, 2017, 9:12 PM 0
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Plot reveal: It's not a new device. It's just the Mi Mix, his personal daily driver.
posted on Mar 27, 2017, 9:13 PM 4
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Looks a lot like it, but the volume rocker and powerbutton don't match. The Mi Mix has the volume rocker towards the top at the side and the power button below that towards the middle. This one seems to have the powerbutton at the top and the volume rocker below it.
posted on Mar 28, 2017, 1:05 AM 0
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