Android founder Andy Rubin has officially unveiled his own smartphone – Essential Phone PH-1. It is a new high end smartphone with bezel-less display. Let’s take a look at the device’s specs, price and details.
Essential Phone PH-1 features a 5.71-inches LTPS IPS touchscreen display with 1312 x 2560 pixels resolution (Quad HD) and Gorilla Glass 5, which is more than sufficient for daily usage. The 5.71-inches display fits into the dimensions that measure at 141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8mm and weights at 185g.
For performance-wise, it is powered by Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 octa-core processor, which consists of two sets of quad-core processor based on Kyro 280 and Adreno 540 GPU alongside 4GB of RAM memory. The internal storage of Essential Phone PH-1 is 128GB. Unfortunately, there is no microSD slot for storage expansion.
This 5.71-inches device has a 13-megapixel dual camera module, which consists of RGB and Monochrome cameras while the front-facing camera is an 8-megapixel shooter. Other notable features of the dual camera module are LED flash, f/1.85 aperture, PDAF, True Monochrome Mode, 4K video recording and Image Fusion Technology.
Regarding its network support, Essential Phone PH-1 is compatible with multiple LTE network bands and supports dual SIM, hence users are able to insert two SIM cards together. Other key features/specs are USB OTG, NFC, multiple sensors, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, as well as reversible USB Type-C instead of traditional micro USB. The Essential PH-1 is another smartphonw without the 3.5mm audio jack.
Andy Rubin has confirmed that the device runs on Android but doesn’t reveal the version of it. As for the battery, it does come with 3,040mAh of battery juice (non-removable).
Essential Phone PH-1 has a fingerprint sensor on the back panel, right below the camera lens. This Android smartphone is available in four colors such as Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths. The highlight of Essential Phone is the 360 degree camera that can be clipped on the device with its magnetic connector. It is able to record UHD video at 30fps.
Essential Phone PH-1 is priced at USD 699 in the United States and the 360-degree camera is bundles along the device.
Essential Phone PH-1 specs review
– 5.71-inches LTPS IPS display with Quad HD resolution
– 64-bit Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 octa-core processor
– Adreno 540 GPU
– 4GB RAM
– 128GB ROM
– Dual 13MP (main) / 8MP (secondary) camera
– 4G LTE
– 3,040mAh non-removable battery
– Available in the United States
– Fingerprint sensor
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