Essential Phone PH-1

Wait is over, Andy Rubin, the founder and former CEO of Android Inc., has declared in his tweet that he debuts his smartphone named Essential Phone PH-1 priced at  699 & will start shipping within few weeks. PH-1 was announced on 30th May 2017.

Andy Rubin said in an email to its customers,


The body of the smartphone is made up of titanium and ceramic materials. Titanium is harder, stronger and more resilient than aluminum. It is also more durable and doesn’t scratch, dent or bend. This phone has edge-to-edge Full Display, 5.71 -inches QHD display with a resolution of 2560×1312 pixels. The phone will be available in Black Moon, Steller Grey, Pure White and Ocean colors.

The PH-1 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage, 13MP dual camera setup and an 8-megapixel front camera. The front-facing camera is capable of producing 8MP still photos and supports video recording in 4K.

The company has showcased a 360-degree camera that can be connected easily with the Essential Phone.

Essential Phone PH-1 Specifications

Operating System Android 7.1.1
Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835
Kryo 280 Octa-core (2.45GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor
Internal storage 128GB UFS 2.1
Colors Black Moon, Steller Grey, Pure White, Ocean
Materials Titanium body
Ceramic back
Gorilla Glass5
Network 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
Display 6 inch(76.1% screen-to-body ratio)
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Full HD 1080p(367 ppi)
Image Enhance Technology
Scratch-resistant Corning Gorila Glass
Dimensions Height: 141.5mm
Width: 71.1mm
Thickness: 7.8mm
Weight 185 grams
Battery 3040mAh
Fast charging via USB
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
Video Microphone: 4x microphones with noise cancellation and beam forming
Low Audio (earpiece)
High Audio: (loudspeaker)
Sound SmartAmp
Clear Audio+
Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology
aptX / A2DP
Connectivity Bluetooth: 5.0 LE
WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO
NFC: yes
Positioning: GPS and GLONASS
Ports USB Type-C, Power Pins, Nano SIM
Sensor Accelerometer
Human Input 10 finger multitouch; palm and water-error rejection
Fingerprint reader: fastest available technology