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Background and Identification ¶ 

The Essential phone is the first product by Essential, a company founded by Andy Rubin. The phone features a near bezel-less screen, premium components and materials, and a magnetic connector to expand the phone's functionality through Essential's line of accessories. Also notable is a complete lack of branding on the phone, as Essential wants the phone to be representative of the user, not of the Essential brand.

Specifications ¶ 

Launch Date: August 25, 2017

Model Name: Essential PH-1

Developer: Essential Products, Inc.

Operating System: Android

Materials:

  • Titanium body
  • Ceramic back
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass

Display:

  • 2560 x 1312 QHD resolution
  • 19:10 aspect ratio
  • 5.71” LCD screen with radiused corners
  • 10 finger multitouch
  • 500 nits brightness (typical)
  • > 1:1000 contrast ratio (typical)
  • CGS / LTPS technology

Cameras:

  • Rear Camera:
    • 13MP Dual RGB + Mono camera with image fusion technology
    • 13MP True Monochrome mode
    • f/1.85 lens
    • Hybrid Auto Focus combing Contrast, Phase Detect and IR Laser Assist Focus
    • Video at 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps or 720p 120fps
  • Front Camera:
    • 8MP resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio
    • f/2.20 fixed hyperfocal lens
    • Video at 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps or 720p 120fps

System Architecture: Snapdragon 825

  • CPU: Kryo 280 Octa-core (2.45GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor
  • GPU: Adreno 540, 710MHz, 64bit

Battery: 3040mAh

RAM: 4GB

Storage: 128GB UFS 2.1

Audio: 4 microphones with noise cancellation and beam forming

Sensors:

  • Fingerprint reader: fastest available technology
  • Proximity / Ambient light sensor
  • Volume buttons, Power button
  • Environmental pressure sensor (barometer)
  • Accelerometer, Magnetometer and Gyroscope

Ports:

  • USB Type-C
  • 60GHz, 6 Gbps Wireless Accessory Connector
  • 2x accessory power pins
  • NanoSIM tray with pin eject

Connectivity:

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

Network / Bands:

  • 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

Dimensions:

  • Height: 141.5mm
  • Width: 71.1mm
  • Thickness: 7.8mm
  • Weight: < 185 grams

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