Essential Phone PH-1

Essential Phone

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.

 

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Essential Phone Display(Courtesy Essectial Products)

 

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.

 

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Essential Phone’s Pure White & Black Moon Outlook (Courtesy Essential Products)

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.

 

 

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Essential Phone’s Back along with 360° Camera (Courtesy Essential Products)

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.

 

Technical Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Device type Smartphone
Sim Single (Nano)
ANNOUNCED August 2017
BODY Titanium body, Ceramic back, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass
DISPLAY
Screen size 5.7 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 2560×1312 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) IPS LCD
PROCESSOR
CPU Kryo 280 Octa-core(2.45GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit.
GPU Yes, Adreno 540, 710MHz, 64bit
Chipset Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835
STORAGE
Internal Storage 128GB UFS 2.1 Storage
RAM 4 GB RAM
External Storage NA
Card Slot NA
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary Camera 13MP Dual RGB + Mono camera f/1.85 lens
Front Camera 8MP Resolution
Video Recording Yes, 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps or 720p 120fps
Camera Features Hybrid Auto Focus combing Contrast, Phase Detect and IR Laser Assist Focus
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC player
Video Player MP4, H.264 player
Games —–
FM Radio —–
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack No Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 3040mAh battery
Stand by —–
Talk time —–
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0 LE
USB Yes, USB type C
GPS Facility  Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA
NETWORK SUPPORT
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
4G VoLTE Band 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43
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