The Essential Phone with 5.71” Bezel-less Display & Snapdragon 835 SoC launched in the U.S

by Karthik Iyer 3

The Essential Phone is pretty much everywhere on the internet. Everyone is talking about it especially it is coming from the father of Android. A few months back, Andy Rubin teased the smartphone on twitter post which everyone started losing their minds on how good it looks. While we only had a small glimpse of the phone, we now have our first look at the device and we must say it’s incredible.

Just as we expected, the smartphone comes with an impressive display which is almost bezel-less. It wraps around the front facing camera, all the way upto the top which gives it more screen-to-body ratio than the Galaxy S8. This is a QHD display which has a resolution of 2560 x 1312. The smartphone is made out of Titanium and Ceramic which makes it very durable and premium at the same time. The display is also covered with the Gorilla Glass 5.

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and it comes with 4GB of RAM. It also comes with 128GB of internal memory out of the box. This is the company’s unique take on smartphone modularity as the company plans on selling the accessories that will connect to the smartphone via the metal pins at the back. In terms of the camera, we are looking at a dual camera setup at the back. This is similar to the one used on Huawei smartphones where one is a monochrome sensor whereas the other is an RGB one. On the front, we have an 8MP sensor as well which can shoot videos upto 4k.

The phone is, however, missing the 3.5mm headphone jack and the company says that they will be adding a dongle for the same inside the box. The smartphone is kept powered by a 3040mAh battery which also has support for fast charging. It comes with Bluetooth 5.0 and it also supports all the major carriers in the U.S. You can head over to the official website to learn more about the smartphone in detail. Having said that, we would like to know your thoughts on this smartphone. Would you be interested in buying it over the Galaxy S8, etc. ? Be sure to leave a comment down below letting us know your thoughts on this. Also, stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more info like this.

Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.

  • The Images still looks like prototype / renders not actual phone.
    Hope they will release soon actual images on this smartphone

  • Titanium black color combination​ looks stunning, it’s a gem in action ✌️Unique design & perfect specs, is very #Essential 😃

  • Vishal Giri

    awesome bezel-less design, with top of the line specs and amazing display except for that front camera..