Android founder reveals Essential Phone with a borderless screen

Android founder reveals Essential Phone with a borderless screen

Photo: Essential

Andy Rubin, co-founder of the Android mobile operating system, brings with his new company, Essential a smartphone on the market.

The Essential Phone is a high-end device that in the US for 699 dollar will be sold. The smartphone appears for the time being not in Europe, claims the company on its site.

The mobile phone is made of titanium and ceramic, and can according Essential a drop test passed. Most striking is the almost borderless screen, to the top of the unit to the selfiecamera around bends.

The device runs on Android and shares its specifications with other new Android flagships: Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB ram and 128 GB of storage space.


On the back is a double camera. One of the two sensors makes images in black and white, just like the latest phones of Huawei. That should photos of a high quality.

Just like the latest generation of iPhones, the Essential Phone no headphones port. Includes the phone, a magnetic connector for accessories. Essential does a 360-degree camera and a docking station from which the port can be connected.

It is not known when the phone will exactly appears, of American candidates to him for or reserve on the site of Essential.

Essential Home


The company also announces that it is a smart speaker, which must compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Just as with those devices is a stemassistent built-in.

The Essential Home also includes a large, round screen which smart appliances can be controlled. To say that the device is privacyvriendelijker than the competition, because the own operating Ambient OS as much as possible, use of the cloud bypasses and data are stored locally.

The price and the date of publication of the Essential Home are unknown, and unlike the Phone, the machine is still not possible to make reservations.

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