There are several interesting Android-based devices in the works, and one of them is supposed to launch really soon. No, it is not the OnePlus 5, although that one also eligible. It is Andy Rubin is of Essential importance, a flagship device to compete directly with the iPhone 8, the Galaxy S8, and every other high-end Android device you can think of. We don’t know much about the Essential telephone at this time, other than the intention to be an edge-to-edge screen and offer a feature unseen on the iPhone until now.
We got our first Essential glimpse of a couple of months ago, when Andy Rubin posted on the image above.
Then, on Thursday, the official Essential Twitter account came online bullying is something “big” for next week. Apparently, the phone should be unveiled on May 30.
Hours later, Key tweeted a picture, a telephone, complete with a strange accessory on the top. No one could blame you if you thought it was a camera. It is probably the kind of add-on that makes sense.
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We heard that your @renan_batista — here is something to get you over to the next week: pic.twitter.com/QSIeXyjKNq
— Essential (@essential) May 25, 2017
But here is what happens if you add some light:
Andy Rubin is Essential phone seems to be a sort of round attachment for the AR .. or a 360 camera? I lighten the image. pic.twitter.com/vWsr0lSqEG
— Todd Haselton (@robotodd) May 25, 2017
Yes, it seems the Essential phone will have a 360-degree camera accessory for the VR and AR. The image also seems to suggest that there is a type of connector placed on the top of the phone to confirm that the camera.
Looking back on Rubin’s previous tweets, it should be no surprise to hear that the Essential is also working on VR/AR camera. After all, everyone is interested in these technologies, and smartphones now have the technical skills that support VR and AR.
But Rubin already teased last month that it is Essential, is working on a device that would be a 360-degree video recording capabilities:
Can anyone guess what my colleague Wei has worked? First correct guess wins a signed copy of the product when it is ready! pic.twitter.com/RjGLczdCgV
— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) 12 April 2017
That is everything we know about the main iPhone killer at this point, so we will just have to wait for the company to tell us more about it next week.