Andy Rubin’s Essential PH-1 Phone launched last month, and since then, we’ve not heard much about it. The company last pre-registered for its pre-sale, and Andy Rubin at the Code Conference 2017 announced that the Essential PH-1 will start shipping later this month. The smartphone has now been certified by the FCC in the US, and therefore, we expect the device to go on sale soon.
First spotted by droidlife, the certification reveals nothing new considering the company has already launched the smartphone with complete specifications and features. The listing, however, confirms the smartphone’s wireless capabilities, which includes support for all major US carriers. In addition, Essential PH-1 may actually be looking at providing some sort of water resistance feature to the phone as well. On Twitter, when a user posed a question about the smartphone’s water resistance capabilities, the company replied: “we’re finalizing the testing to validate our official IP rating.”
Hi there Ahmed, we're finalizing the testing to validate our official IP rating.
— Essential (@essential) June 26, 2017
Talking about the USP of the phone, the company claims that this is the world’s thinnest dual camera system. Talking about the design, the smartphone is built with a combination of titanium and ceramic to add to the strength of the phone. In addition to that, the smartphone allows all accessories to be magnetically snapped to the phone. As of now, there is no word on when the smartphone will be available in the international markets including India. ALSO READ: Andy Rubin takes on the Android establishment, Google Home and Amazon Alexa with Essential PH-1 smartphone, Essential Home intelligent speaker
Essential PH-1 Phone specifications and features
The Essential Phone features a 5.7-inch Quad HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. For photography, the Essential Phone gets a dual rear camera module featuring a pair of 13-megapixel regular sensor and a monochrome sensor with f/1.85 lens. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel front camera which is also capable of recording 4K videos. ALSO READ: Andy Rubin’s Essential PH-1 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: Price, specifications, features compared
The smartphone comes with a 3,040mAh battery and supports fast charging. The smartphone is also said to ship with a charging dock that will connect with small metal pins. Connectivity options include a rear fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, and GPS. The phone also ditches the standard 3.5mm headphone jack.