Android’s co-founder recently unveiled his new company, the “Essential.” And in the first installment, they brought the Essential PH-1 in front of the world.
Update: Essential PH1 also received its wifi certification. According to the rumors, the phone will start shipping by the end of the month or some weeks before the IFA 2017.
Just recently the phone has passed through the FCC which is an indication of near shipping dates. However, a Weibo leaker suggests that the phone will start shipping some weeks before IFA Berlin 2017.
The phone will feature almost stock Android with some minor modifications in appearance which we can also see in the FCC documents.
The primary focus about this phone is that it’s a Bezel-Less display phone priced at a very low price.
The Essential PH-1 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD (2560 x 1312) with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa core processor clocked at 2.95 GHz, this thing is a beast. And to couple up that, this device comes with a 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.
It runs on the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box. The Essential PH-1 has a 13 MP Dual RGB + 13 MP Mono cameras with image fusion technology whereas the front-facing camera turns up to be an 8 MP one. We get a set of 4x microphones with noise cancellation and beam forming. The connectivity features include USB Type C, Bluetooth 5.0,WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO, NFC, GPS, and GLONASS. It has a battery of 3,040 mAh battery with quick charge technology.
The Essential PH-1 phone is priced at $699 and can be delivered to you in whatever color option you choose accordingly. The color options include Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White, and Ocean Depths. You can get this phone right away but with waiting in a queue. Also, you can get a 360 camera bundle at just $749 as low as that.