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Essential Phone PH-1 is Official

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Essential Phone PH-1 is Official

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Specifications
Manufacturer

Essential Phone

Model / Variant

PH-1

Launch Date

May 2017

Price

US $ 699

Dimensions

141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8mm

Weight

185 gms

Design

CandyBar
Titanium Frame
Ceramic Back

Display Size and Type

5.71 inch LTPS
19:10

Display Resolution

2560 x 1312 QHD

Protection

Gorilla Glass 5

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

CPU

Kryo 280 Octa-core
2.45GHz Quad
1.9GHz Quad

GPU

Adreno 540

Memory Storage

128 GB UFS 2.1

RAM

4GB

Memory Expandability

N/A

Operating System

Android 7.1.1

Primary Camera

13MP Dual RGB + Mono camera

Camera Features

Image fusion technology
13MP True Monochrome mode
f/1.85 lens
Hybrid Auto Focus combing Contrast
Phase Detect and IR Laser Assist Focus

Primary Video

4K 30fps
1080p 60fps
720p 120fps

Secondary Camera

8MP resolution
16:9 aspect ratio
f/2.20 fixed hyperfocal lens

Secondary Camera Video

4K 30fps
1080p 60fps
720p 120fps

Battery

3040mAh.
Fast charging via USB

4G / LTE Network

UMTS/HSPA+: 1, 2, 4, 5 6, 8
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A: 0, 1, 10
FDD-LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
TDD-LTE: 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43
TD-SCDMA: 34, 39

Connectivity

Bluetooth: 5.0 LE
WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO
NFC: yes
Positioning: GPS and GLONASS

SIM Type

Nano

Other Features

Microphone: 4x microphones with noise cancellation and beam forming
2x accessory power pins

Andy Rubin may have been teasing a smartphone for a while, but now the device known as the Essential Phone PH-1 is official. The Essential phone costs $699 and has flagship specifications like a Qualcomm 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

The phone will be launched in the US to start and will be unlocked to all carriers. Essential is making the design of the phone simple, but with two prong connection, and working on a host of accessories that click into place, starting with the worlds smallest 360 degree camera.

The essential phone has a full front 5.71 inch display with radiused corners with a 19:10 aspect ratio and a 2560 x 1312 QHD resolution and a brightness of 500 nits. The back has 13 MP dual cameras with one RGB sensor and one Monochrome sensor and f/1.85 aperture lens. The front has an 8 MP camera and both cameras are capable of shooting 4k video at 30fps.

The Essential phone also has a 3040mAh battery and supports fast charging using USB, but it does have a cordless dock that allows you to lay flat the phone.

The design and specifics of the brand mention the basics and essentials as the focus of the company, the design is built around a solid titanium frame, which is completely scratch and ding resistant, with a ceramic back and gorilla glass front.The company drop tested the titanium frame phone, and found it to do better than the “Aluminum competitor” the Essential Phone Ph-1 is only 7.8 mm thick.

The phone has been launched in black and white and will launch in two additional colors at a later date. Those in the US can book the Essential phone  on the company’s website.

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