When Android’s co-founder Andy Rubin posted an image of Essential’s upcoming smartphone device back in March, the tech world was excited to see what will it be. Rubin shared an image of a rather large phone with an edge-to-edge display.
As it stands as of recently, we might actually be nearing the launch of the mentioned smartphone seeing that Essential, which is Rubin’s own company, announced that ‘’something big’’ will come next week.
The announcement that got everyone and everything very hyped for the new release teased by saying that something big is coming May 30th, which could possibly mean that they are finally ready to present the phone. This would certainly be big news seeing that the teaser implied a great product.
However, it might be a good idea to not jump to conclusions as Essential’s announcement could simply mean that they are ready to publicly address new specifications they are planning adding to the phone or something similar. This might be reasonable if we consider that the company hasn’t explicitly mentioned any launch dates, as it is customary when it comes to new products being produced.
It still is rather interesting, taking everything into account, that the company chose to post an image of the phone’s outline that featured a spherical extension on the top of it. This could indicate a spherical lens of the camera which would indeed be big news in this capacity.
If we recall that the Essential’s smartphone was spotted at GFXBench and per the listing, it seems that the smartphone would be running on Android 7.0 Nougat. It will also be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.2GHz. It has been confirmed that i will indeed run on Android, which was to be expected seeing that Rubin is the actual co-founder of Android itself.
Specifications wise, it was hinted by Benchmark that the phone is supposed to be bezel-less and would feature 4GB of RAM and an average 16GB storage. The excitement was triggered by a alleged 12-megapixel rear camera along with an 8-megapixel front facing camera and a screen resolution of 1312×2560 pixels.