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Andy Rubins Essential Phone officially presented

Andy Rubins Essential Phone officially presented
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Thorsten Claus ist Gründer und Chefredakteur von “moobilux | Connected Mobile” mit mehr als 16 Jahren Berufserfahrung. Der langjährige Journalist beschäftigt sich vor allem mit Themen rund um die mobile Telekommunikation. Als Experte veröffentlichte er in den vergangenen Jahren u. a. Fachbeiträge in “VoIP Compendium”, “Voice Compass” und “t3n”. Als Experte berichtete er in “Deutschland-Radio Wissen”, “Finacial Times Deutschland” und bei “n-tv” über die neuen Trends und Entwicklungen in der Technologie-Branche. Thorsten Claus ist Mitgründer der Pitch-TV-Eventserie „pitchfreunde // Show Your Mobile“ welches sich speziell an Startups mit Fokus Mobile & e-Mobility richtet.

Android father Andy Rubin presented his first high-end smartphone last night. With his “Essential Phone” called Android smartphone Rubin wants to attack among other Apple’s iPhone 7 and Samsung’s Galaxy S8.

Essential Phone
The first Smartphone of the Startup is with its 5.7 inch screen, which fills almost the entire front side and dissolves with 2,560 x 1,312 pixels. On the top edge there is only a cut-out for the camera and a narrow black strip at the bottom. The titanium and ceramic housing is designed to outperform the conventional aluminum-framed devices. The smartphone with its dimensions of 14,15 x 7,11 x 0.79 cm and a weight of 185 g in the photos quite elegant.

Andy Rubin has officially presented his essential phone. (Picture: Essential)

Andy Rubin has officially presented his essential phone. (Picture: Essential)

Andy Rubins Company Essential Products also wants to take off with an ecosystem with modules that can be attached to the back of the device via a magnetic snap connection. Already announced is next to a charging station a compact 360 ° camera, which can make 4K shots with 30 fps.

 

The Essential Phone with docked 360° camera. (Picture: Essential)

The Essential Phone with docked 360° camera. (Picture: Essential)

Specifications
The specifications of the Essential Phone correspond to current high end smartphone. As a processor comes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, supported by 4 GB of memory and 128 GB of internal memory. As an operating system is a pure Android 7.1 with on board, which according to Rubin without annoying Bloatware or adapted surface comes. With the omission of a 3.5 mm jack headphone jack and the use of USB type C to charge the fixed 3.040 mAh battery, Essential follows a common trend.

Camera
In its dual camera, Essential as Huawei uses the P10 on two different sensors, a monochrome and an RGB sensor. This combination can capture more light than a conventional color camera and thus, in combination with the regular 13 megapixel lens, ensure better shooting in low ambient light. The front camera offers a resolution of 8 megapixels and can also record 4K video.

Price & Availability
The Essential Phone is to be distributed in the US at a price of 699, – US Dollar. Later, the Essential Phone is likely to come to Germany, but an exact date has not yet been fixed.

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