Father of Android unveils Bezel less beauty
The mysterious bezel-less phone from Andy Rubin is finally official and it's is mind blowing. Andy Rubin, more popularly known as the person behind Android, unveiled the bezel-less beauty earlier today. Let's have a look.
The Essential Phone
is just one of those smartphones which attract your eyes, the big beautiful bezel-less display is almost bezel-less on three sides. The front camera is also placed intelligently as the middle area doesn't have any icons in the status bar which makes it efficient. The phone reminds you less of the S8 and a lot more of the Xiaomi Mi Mix. The squarish design and even the materials used in the Mi Mix like Ceramic is used here. However, there's no denying that the design looks really good and the aesthetics of the device are just insanely good.
The phone packs top-of-the-line specs with the Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM, a 5.71-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1312 pixels by 2560 pixels. It comes with 128GB onboard storage, but there's no slot for a micro sd card in there. A 3050mAh battery keeps the lights on, which I feel is a little too small for a huge pixel-packed display, but let's see how the thing holds up in testing. The camera department uses a dual camera system on the rear, however, it passes on the iPhone's 'bokeh' implementation and instead goes with Huawei's(P9 & P10) solution with one monochrome and a color sensor.
The company is also planning to build a whole ecosystem of products starting with add-ons to the Essential Phone. The add-ons will attach using a magnetic connection and wireless data transfer. Essential will ship a 360-degree camera that can click into the top of the phone, and the company will also offer a charging dock. Both connect to the phone with small metal pogo pins.
The Essential Phone is a very compelling Android device and it brings a new flavor to the equation with its new Ambient OS. It's very unlikely that the phone does anywhere near to what Samsung or Apple flagships do, but it certainly marks the beginning of something great and we hope to see the device in our hands pretty soon.