Android Co-Founder May Unveiled Their First Phone on May 30
Andy Rubin(known as the father of Android), the co-founders of Android(before Google acquired it) is almost ready to unveil the first smartphone of his company Essential. The official company Twitter account posted a tweet for the first time, announcing that “something big” would be coming on May 30.
Hi, welcome to our Twitter page. We’re here to let you know something big is coming May 30th! Stay tuned…
— Essential (@essential) May 25, 2017
The front side of the phone is mainly occupied by its display and it has a slim button-less chin. The phone sports ultra-slim bezels. The protective case that the phone is wearing has three cutouts which could be for a USB Type-C port, a headphone jack, and an external speaker(see below).
Rumors have it that the phone features a pressure-sensitive display like the one present on recent iPhones. Rubin has already teased the first look of the phone.
I’m really excited about how this is shaping up. Eager to get it in more people’s hands… pic.twitter.com/LRzQCFSKTm
— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) March 27, 2017
And its specifications have also appeared on the GFXBench benchmarking platform. The phone has scored 1,844 points on single-core test and 5,426 on multi-core test.
Specifications (According to rumor):
Essential Android smartphone will come with 5.5-inch screen that supports a resolution of 2,560 x 1,312 pixels and it is powered by Snapdragon 835 and 4 GB of RAM. The display provides an aspect ratio 80:41 which is similar to 18:9 on the LG G6.
This phone is powerd by Snapdragon 835 and 4 GB of RAM. It has 16 GB internal storage. For photography it comes with 12-megapixel of rear-facing camera and a frontal shooter of 8-megapixel camera.
The phone is preloaded with Android 7.0 Nougat.
Some rumors also suggest that Eddential Phone will support 3D Touch similar to iphone and this phone can snap high resolution 360-degree photos.
It was also reported in January that the device could feature metal sides and a ceramic back panel. The elusive Essential Android smartphone has been allegedly spotted in a new ad from Michelin. A mysterious phone pops up in the ad at 0:07 and is visible only for a second. Here is the Michelin ad: