Android’s Andy Rubin shares his Essential Phone
The father-of-Android Andy Rubin's startup “Essential” has revealed his bezel-less smartphone
Android co-founder Andy Rubin has finished what he planned to do after leaving Google - start his own company focusing solely on high-end smartphones.
Well the wait is over, Rubin has introduced the Essential Phone.
In March this year Rubin shared a glimpse of the smartphone which hinted at an edge-to-edge display. The smartphone does in fact feature a bezel-less screen and reaches almost to the bottom of the device, and of course it runs on Android.
The display is 5.7-inches and has a 2560 x 1312 pixel resolution, as well as a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Essential Phone also includes a two cameras on the back, one 13-megapixel colour lens and a monochrome lens. The front camera is 8-megapixel and is capable of recording video in 4K resolution.
Other features include a fingerprint scanner on the rear, a 3040mAh battery including fast charging and it is made from titanium and ceramic material and Gorilla Glass 5 which covers the screen.
Just like Apple's iPhone 7, the handset does not have a 3.5mm headphone socket but instead comes with an adaptor.
The Essential Phone will first be available in the US, costing $700, however a release date is not available yet.