The Essential PH-1 is the first product from Android(Operating System) co-creator Andy Rubin’s company called Essential Products Inc. The handset is made from a combination of ceramic and titanium which we have seen the first time in the smartphone market, and it has a 5.71-inch 2560×1312 QHD resolution with edge-to-edge LCD Display with almost no visible bezel. Essential calls it the Full Display. Although we expected OLED panel as this phone is going to target the “Flagship Monsters” such as Samsung Galaxy S8, Oneplus 5 or the upcoming iPhone 8.
There’s a slim bezel at the bottom of the phone, with a cut-out at the top for the front-facing camera rest. At the back, there’s a fingerprint scanner and a rear camera. There’s nothing else. Not even a logo.
There’s a 3,040mAh battery inside, which is slightly bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S8’s, and the PH-1 supports fast charging via USB Type-C. It has a fast Snapdragon 835 chipset along with 4GB of RAM. There’s also 128GB of storage.
One of the most defining aspects of the Essential PH-1 is its band of magnetic mates, a series of hardware attachments that click on the back of the phone via a magnetic connector, just like we have seen Moto Mods for the MOTO Z series. The attachments included a sleek charging dock and a tiny 360-degree camera.