Essential Phone, created by Andy Rubin who also created Android, is finally ready. The phone costs $699 with the top-of-the-line specs and features. As you can see in the pictures, it has edge-to-edge display like Mi Max but it wraps around the front-facing selfie camera. It does leaves some bazels at the bottom of the phone but it is as close to the whole of a phone. Phone is launching in US for the start. This Android flagship smartphone has 5.71" QHD display and equipped with snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB storage. Sure, they lack in a 3.5mm jack - which is a bummer, but it is said that there will a connector in box for headphone. The Essential Phone also has a good take on the dual-camera systems we've seen on other phones. Rather than use the second lens for telephoto or bokeh, it's using it for a monochrome sensor, just like Huawei has been doing with the P9 and P10. That second sensor will be able to take in more light than a traditional color camera, meaning it can be combined with the regular 13-megapixel for better low-light shots. The front-facing camera is in line with current expectations, too: an 8-megapixel sensor that can also capture 4K video.
It's built with a combination of titanium and ceramin, so it can surely can survive a drop test. But Android phones are not all about the hardware, so company is also aiming for ecosystem of accessories. It starts with a magnetic connector and wireless data transer. Essential with ship a 360-degree camera that can click in to the top of the phone, and company will also offer a charging dock. Both connect to the phone with small metal pogo pins. They won't entirely replace USB-C for most people, but Essential is clearly hoping that they could be someday.