This Is What Kept Android Creator Andy Rubin Busy, The Essential Phone

The Android OS creator Andy Rubin had told us some time ago that he would surprise us with a new phone. Well, the wait is over. What is phone’s name? The new device is called the Essential Phone. It is a unique-looking phone as it has an edge-to-edge display up front. The only bezel on the front of this phone is the chin (below the screen). All the photos Andy has teased us with showed at least that bit. However, there is more to this device than that. So, here is a lowdown on the Essential Phone price in India, launch date, specifications and features.

Essential Phone

Essential Phone Price in India

Price (expected) Rs 50,000

The Essential Phone sports a price tag of $699. Converted to India rupee, it costs roughly Rs 45,000. However, customers in the USA can pick this phone up and its modular 360-degree camera accessory for $749 or roughly Rs 48,000. When it comes to India, taxation may drive it price a bit upward, the reason why we think it will cost Rs 50,000.

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Essential Phone Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) November/December 2017

For now, the Essential Phone’s campaign starts in the USA. Pre-orders for the phone in the USA have begun. Chances of this phone coming to India are high as this phone looks different and seems to be a great performer too. However, let’s take a look at the specs to validate our latter claim.

Essential Phone - White

Essential Phone Specifications

Processor 2.45GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Internal Storage 128GB (non-expandable)
Display 5.7-inch, Quad HD (2560x1312p) resolution, AMOLED, 16:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary (rear) Camera Dual, 13-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Battery 3040mAh with Fast Charging
Dual SIM No

In terms of specs, the Essential Phone has all the hardware befitting a flagship smartphone. From top-of-the-line Snapdragon chip to 128GB internal storage and dual rear cameras, this phone has a 3040mAh battery that has Fast Charging support. On OS front, it has Android 7.0 Nougat. The fact that it has a Quad HD edge-to-edge display is quite commendable. We wonder who supplies this type of screen.

Essential Phone - Black

Essential Phone Features

  • Modular accessories
  • Titanium-ceramic build
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Edge-to-edge display
  • USB Type-C
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Dual rear cameras
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • Four colour options
  • NFC
  • Fingerprint scanner

As far as the features of of this phone are concerned, the Essential Phone has them all. Bluetooth 5.0, edge-to-edge display (the first implementation of 2017), dual rear cameras, titanium-ceramic build materials and modular accessories. TO have those modular accessories onboard, there are two magnetic pins on the back of the phone. The fingerprint scanner also sits on the back of the device.

Take a look at the device and everything else Essential is doing here.

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