Andy Rubin’s Essential phone official with 5.7″ display, Snapdragon 835 and Titanium body


Andy Rubin [promised that they will take off the wraps from Essential phone on 30th of May and here it is. The new Essential phone is here and it packs lot of premium features that no other Android smartphone prides.

essential phone display

The new Essential device, which is even called PH-1 is here with edge-to-edge “Full Display” with rounded corners, unique cameras and Snapdragon 835 processor.

Essential Phone Camera

Essential Phone packs dual 13 MP + 13MP camera on the back with image fusion technology. The one lens is monochrome sensor and other RGB. The color sensor is behind a bright f/1.85 lens and with help from the mono sensor, it offers telephoto, bokeh and 13MP “true monochrome” modes.

Along with that, there’s some extra ordinary thing and that is a accessory of 360° camera. There’s also a fisheye lenses (210°) and 4 mics for immersive video (3,840 x 1,920px @ 30fps). The accessories can be connected on the back into the two pins that are visible on the right side of the camera.

Essential Phone Display

The Essential phone display is also unique in comparison with other devices. The screen has a screen has a 19:10 aspect ratio and measures 5.71″ diagonally. It provides QHD, 1,312×2,560px resolution. It is as bright as it gives 500nits of brightness.

Other Specs

It’s powered by Snapdragon 835 (with 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage, no microSD slot). It packs a USB-C port, but does not have a Audio Jack. Also, Essential Phone packs a 3,040mAh.


The Essential phone is priced at a $700 and it does not offer any contacts from Verizon. And if you want to own 360° camera bundle, then you need to shell $750. It is available in Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths.


Specs of Essential Phone:

  • Dimension: 141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8mm
  • Weight: Less than 185g
  • Display: 5.71-inch QHD (2560 x 1312 pixels)
  • Aspect Ratio: 19:10
  • Processor: 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, (2.45GHz quad + 1.9GHz quad)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB UFS 2.1
  • Software: Android
  • Rear Camera: 13MP Dual RGB + Mono camera with image fusion technology, 13MP True Monochrome mode (f/1.85)
  • Front Camera: 8MP (f/2.20)
  • Battery: 3,040mAh
  • Charging: Fast charging via USB Type-C
  • Biometric Authentication: Fingerprint
  • Bluetooth 5.0 LE
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO
  • NFC
  • Colors: Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White, Ocean Depths
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