Essential Phone – A Modular Phone by Andy Rubin is Now Official at $699


Over the past few days there had been a lot of buzz around Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone. Andy Rubin, for those who might not be aware, is credited as the creator of the Android OS. The device was being teased for quite a while, and it is finally here. Andy Rubin had a great interest in modular devices, and this latest release from him comes out as a modular phone. The device has officially been unveiled. Let us take a closer look:

Essential Phone Specifications and Features:

The device comes out into the markets at a hefty price tag of $699. However, considering the premium specs and having been crafted under the clever tutelage of Andy Rubin, this phone is worth it. It comes out into the markets with a massive display, most of which is covered with the screen, except a small bezel at the bottom. The display comes out at 5.71 inches Рmaking it large, but not too large that it becomes uncomfortable.

The phone has a minimal design. There’s not even a logo on the device! The Essential Phone runs on the Snapdragon 835 processor, and offers the users with a 4GB RAM along with 128GB of storage space. Built with a combination of ceramic and titanium, the phonv looks like a solid offering which can survive drops and bumps. One thing that the Essential Phone does not feature is the 3.5mm jack. Considering that many modern day flagships are dropping it, it won’t be much of a surprise.

The Essential phone would be complemented by a unique camera, the 360-camera, which can be attached to the top of the phone and allow the users to click 360 images. The device also features a magnetic connector and wireless data transfer abilities. A charging dock too, has been announced. The phone comes out with a 3040mAHh battery that supports fast charging.

Talking of the camera, the Essential Phone comes out into the markets with a dual camera on the back. The dual camera that this phone comes with does not feature the second lens as a telephoto/bokeh lens. It uses it as a monochrome sensor, something we have seen in the Huawe P9 and P10 smartphones in the past. It comes with a 13MP primary camera and a monochrome sensor – this combination allows better low light photos as it can take in more light than a traditional smartphone camera.

The front camera on the Essential Phone comes out at 8MP, and allows recording videos at a resolution of up to 4K. The front of the phone will be protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass. It features a pixel-like fingerprint scanner on the back. The placement of the dual flash on the back too, is quite unique and will allow a better distribution of light.