Late in March, Google Creator of Android; Andy Rubin teased a smartphone that will have no bezels at all and was to be made by Rubin’s Essential Products Inc. and reports has it that the modular smartphone has been launched dubbed as the Essential Phone, and has also been reportedly said to come with top-lines specifications.
Although most details about the handset were already known, there were some which Rubin kept for the launch announcement. Andy revealed at the Code Conference organised by the Recode website that the smartphone also comes with its own smart assistant.
He however didn’t reveal any details about the assistant but said that it will be coming to the new Ambient OS launched by the company for its smart home product, which is called the Essential Home and will also be powering the Essential Phone.
According to reports by TimesOfIndia, Andy also revealed that the first batch of smartphones will be reaching the user’s’ hands. On being asked about the shipping dates, he said that the Essential Phone will arrive next month. He, however, did not exactly reveal which regions will be getting the handsets first.
The phone has been priced by USD$898 (Roughly 3.2 million UGX) with the 360-degree camera module inclusive. Without the camera module, it has been priced at USD$699 (Roughly 2.5 million UGX). However, the company is offering the combo for a limited-time period for $749 (Roughly 2.6 million UGX). You can reserve the smartphone and the smartphone+module combination from the company’s website.
On about the specs of the phone, it has a 5.7-inch QHD bezel-less display with 19:10 aspect ratio, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB UFS 2.1 inbuilt storage, 13MP Dual RGB + Mono camera, 8MP front-facing camera and packs a 3040mAh battery.
Editor’s Note: More details about the phone will follow.