As the co-founder of Android, Andy Rubin was one of the most important figures in the development of modern smartphones. First and foremost, the Essential Phone is absolutely stunning to look at. Its pared-down design eschews logos and branding in favor of a sleek and technical look.
Processor: It is powered by a 2.45 GHz Octa – core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clubbed with Adreno 540 GPU.
RAM: 4 GB
Internal storage: It comes with 128 GB of internal memory which is non-expandable.
Display: It comes with a 5.7-inch LTPS display. It comes with an unusual 19:10 aspect ratio instead of the regular 16:9 and a 2560 x 1312 pixel resolution which is sort of border-line Quad – HD.
Camera: It sports a dual camera system on the rear consisting of two 13-megapixel sensors wherein one is standard R G B while the other is monochrome. The dual camera system, because it has a monochrome sensor, is able to take in more light and should theoretically aid in better low light photos.
Software and connectivity: The dual-SIM Essential phone runs an unspecified version of Android and will support Andy Rubin’s home-grown version of a smart/virtual assistant. The assistant on-board will take on the likes of Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa in the days to come. It supports 4 G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C for charging and data syncing. The Essential phone doesn’t come with a 3.5 mm audio jack though.
Battery: The phone is backed by a 3040 mAh battery and supports fast-charging.
Pricing and availability: Rubin’s Essential phone has been launched in the US at a price of $699 which roughly translates to Rs 45097.