"Essential Phone" by Android Founder looks very cool.

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"Essential Phone" by Android Founder looks very cool.

Post by ericf4 » Tue May 30, 2017 5:54 am

http://www.androidcentral.com/andy-rubi ... w-official

Essential Phone is now official: edge-to-edge display, Snapdragon 835, and dual cameras for $699

The father of Android returns with a phone that looks stunning.

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is now official, offering top-of-the-line specs backed by a futuristic design. The highlight of the phone is a 5.7-inch QHD edge-to-edge display that takes up the entire front, wrapping itself around the front-facing camera. The Essential Phone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, and offers 4GB of RAM along with 128GB storage.

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The phone is crafted out of titanium and has a ceramic back that should give it added resistance to tumbles and drops. Other specs include USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, LTE support for all major U.S. carriers, fingerprint sensor at the back, 8MP front shooter, and a 3040mAh battery with fast charge. The phone runs Android, but there's no mention of the version number. Considering it is made by the person who created Android, it's a good bet that it'll be on the latest Nougat build.

Round the back, the Essential Phone has two 13MP cameras along with a magnetic connector at the top that allows you to connect accessories. Essential is starting off with a $199 miniature 360-degree camera that features two 12MP fisheye lenses that can record 4K video. The modular system is slightly different from what we've seen with Motorola's Moto Mods — the pins provide the power, and the phone uses 60GHz WiGig to wirelessly transfer the data from the camera.

The phone is available in Black Moon and Pure White color options, with Stellar Grey and Ocean Depths — a teal variant — slated to launch at a later date. You can now reserve the Essential Phone from the link below for $699. Customers that are ordering the device will be able to pick up the 360-degree camera accessory for $50, a $150 discount from its retail price.

What are your thoughts on the Essential Phone?

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Post by ericf4 » Tue May 30, 2017 6:30 am

i wonder if they know that ceramic may not really protect it from tumbles and drops.....hmm. Maybe some other kind of ceramic versus that on watches where we know drops to be the devil to such pieces?

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Post by hoppyjr » Tue May 30, 2017 6:34 am

Looks like a wannabe iPhone.

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Post by ericf4 » Tue May 30, 2017 6:41 am

interesting how they wrapped the screen around the front camera.
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Post by Seppia » Tue May 30, 2017 6:47 am

They all look the same to me lol

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Post by HapaHapa » Tue May 30, 2017 8:39 am

Seppia wrote:They all look the same to me lol
Yep. All this excitement over I don't know what.
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Post by ericf4 » Tue May 30, 2017 8:44 am

its whats on the inside that counts......isnt that what they say about things? :) I will wait and see but frankly my Galaxy s8 plus is such a sick device that i can't imagine it being much better than the s8.

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Post by HapaHapa » Tue May 30, 2017 9:13 am

I guess I shouldn't make too much fun of phone hype. I did shell out decent cash for a Samsung S7, albeit a refurb.

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Post by Panerai7 » Tue May 30, 2017 9:36 am

Toughing it out with iPhone 7+ and waiting for Note 8
Btw don't take your iPhone in the salt water like you can galaxy.
Mine currently has screen leaks and the active touch button is no longer working. Will have to take it to Apple Store when I get back in town

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Post by marchone » Tue May 30, 2017 9:51 am

The differences now between competing phones on the two dominant platforms are negligible. Having an iPhone 7 now there's no reason to upgrade till it goes belly up or won't support software upgrades (5G?). Whichever comes first.
only accurate watches are interesting

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Post by DrWapenshaw » Tue May 30, 2017 9:57 am

That looks totally different. LOL
Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

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Post by Captdave » Tue May 30, 2017 10:10 am

Panerai7 wrote:Toughing it out with iPhone 7+ and waiting for Note 8
Btw don't take your iPhone in the salt water like you can galaxy.
Mine currently has screen leaks and the active touch button is no longer working. Will have to take it to Apple Store when I get back in town
Life proof case. Mine sat at bottom of a hot tub for 20 minutes no issues.


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Re: "Essential Phone" by Android Founder looks very cool.

Post by tattoo chef » Tue May 30, 2017 11:16 am

I'm confused by that camera cutout. If you take a photo will that ruin part of it , or are photos and videos not taking up the entire screen?


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Post by rain_maker » Tue May 30, 2017 12:10 pm

Seppia wrote:They all look the same to me lol
lol that's what my wife says about my watches.

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Post by andrema » Tue May 30, 2017 1:12 pm

It looks like Eric's iPhone
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Post by ezcheese » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:17 pm

rain_maker wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 12:10 pm
Seppia wrote:They all look the same to me lol
lol that's what my wife says about my watches.
That's a good thing. You don't want them to be able to determine how many watches you actually have. :shh:
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