A phone created by the creator of Android, also known as the anti-iPhone. Andy Rubin barked on a journey to create a perfect phone. He created a new company – Essential and introduced the PH-1, aka the “Essential Phone”.
It’s been about two months since the announcement of the PH-1, and the creator said the phone would start shipping two weeks ago. This suggests they missed their deadline to start shipping the phones. On top of that, their head of communication, Andy Fouché and their VP of marketing Brian Wallace have left Essential. Although, we are sure there isn’t anything bad happening inside the company.
The bright side is, the company has been planning to launch the phone outside the US. But likely-ness of that happening is still a doubt following their new found reputation. They do however have a huge pile of cash in the bank ($300 million) so no need to panic. And the phone has also been approved by the FCC.
The creator himself has promised a lot for this device himself. Touting the phone’s unique design, camera, and modularity, he has even promised a stock android experience as well as monthly security updates with quote unmatched hardware experience unquote. We are yet to see if the phone delivers on all of these promises.
Spec wise the phone has a 5.7 inch LTPS IPS LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1312 x 2560 pixels protected by Gorilla Glass 5. It runs on the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage – nonexpendable. It has a dual 13MP camera and a front 8MP camera, runs on the latest Android version, has the latest Bluetooth 5.0 and a 3040mAh battery. The unique points would be the edge to edge display and the magnetic dock for modularity.
Even though they missed the deadline shipping date, Essential has promised that the ones who pre-ordered will have to wait for just a few more week. This comes from the Essential’s official twitter account.