The father of Android-Andy Rubin has been teasing a smartphone from the past few days with the name- Essential. And the smartphone has now gone official with top-notch specs and mouth-watering design. The entire package is offered at a price of just $699, way less than the Samsung Galaxy S8.
The Essential smartphone features a 5.7-inch QHD edge-to-edge display, not the one seen on Galaxy S8. It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. The phone comes with ceramic back and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The phone runs an unspecified version of Android.
The attraction for the phone is at the back where the magnetic connectors lie. With the help of these magnetic pins, you can connect additional devices. For now, there's a 360-degree camera that has two 12MP lenses. At the back, there are two cameras of 13MP along with an 8MP front-facing camera. The so-called modular 360-degree camera costs $199.
The Essential phone is available in Black Moon and Pure White Colour options. As said earlier, the device will ship for $699, and you can now reserve your phone. For customers whoever books the phone will get additional $150 discount for the 360-degree camera accessory, making the price to just $50.