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Android creator Andy Rubin has finally introduced the Essential Phone, as expected. The much anticipated phone has been teased from some time.  has a 5.7-inch edge-to-edge display and is powered by latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It sports a titanium and ceramic body that offers it a premium look.

The highlight of the phone is its modularity feature that allows you to attach a 360 degree camera that can be clipped on the device thanks to the magnetic connector. The 360-degree camera  capable of shooting UHD (3840 x 1920) video at 30fps. The company is also offer a charging dock. Both these accessories connect to the phone with small metal pogo pins. Unfortunately, the phone does not comes with a headphone jack and will ship with a headphone dongle in the box. It will run Android, but the company did not specify the version of Android.

Essential Phone key specifications

  • 5.7-inch (2560 x 1312 QHD) with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass
  • 2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa core processor (Quad + 1.9GHz Quad)
  • 4GB RAM, 128GB storage
  • Android OS
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 13MP Dual RGB + Mono camera with image fusion technology, 13MP True Monochrome mode f/1.85 lens, Video recording at 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps or 720p 120fps
  • 8MP resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio f/2.20 fixed hyperfocal lens, Video recording at 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps or 720p 120fps
  • 4x microphones with noise cancellation and beam forming
  • Dimensions: 41.5mm x 71.1mm x 7.8mm; Weight: 185 grams
  • USB Type C, Bluetooth 5.0,WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO, NFC, GPS and GLONASS
  • 3,040 mAh battery with fast charging

The Essential Phone is priced at $699 and comes in four colors: Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths. It is available for pre-order in the U.S. A bundle with the 360-degree camera is also available for the promotional price of $749.

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Founder and Chief Editor of Colabyte, Jitendra Malviya likes to keep on top of technology and loves to help people around him get through the day to day trouble they face with technology. So that, they can love technology as much as he does!

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