Latest Android Phone Announced By The Father Of Android

Author Wouter Wargerink 2.6.2017. | 17:31

His name might not ring a bell but the operating system he has invented powers over two billion Android phones. Andy Rubin is seen as the father of Android until he sold his company to Google in 2005. At the moment he is engaged in a new adventure – conquering the smartphone industry with his latest Android phone; the Essential Phone.

 

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Entering the smartphone industry in 2017 might seem an impossible mission as the market has long been saturated. Major companies like Apple and Samsung are dominating the market. These companies are followed by countless other powerful smartphone brands such as Huawei and LG.

 

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Nevertheless, Andy Rubin believes to stand a chance with this latest Android phone. According to the rumors, his Essential Phone will be running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and has a storage capacity of 128GB. The smartphone will be targeting the high-end phone market in the USA – the only country where it will be launched at first. With a price tag of 699 Dollar is certainly won’t be a cheap device. As a comparison, the iPhone 7 costs 749 Dollars whereas the Samsung Galaxy S8 is available for 725 Dollar in the USA.

 

Source: Engadget

 

The Essential Phone will feature a 5.7- Inch bezel-less display. This magnificent screen covers nearly the entire phone, only stopping for the front-facing camera in the middle. The 5 Inch Android phone has furthermore been crafted out of titanium and ceramic. This design does, according to the company, outperform aluminum phones when it comes to durability. It also is extremely sleek and does not feature any logos or branding. This gives the phone a high-end feel and look.

 

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With respect to its hardware, this Android phone features flagship components. It comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU and 4GB of RAM. Additionally, it packs a 3040mAh battery that brings along plenty of power. At the rear of the phone, you’ll be able to find two holes that can be used to attach custom made Essential accessories. These will, inter alia, include a 360-degree camera that is capable of shooting stunning images and footage at 30FPS.

Source: Engadget

 

This flagship Android smartphone will also pack a promising camera. The company has announced that the Essential phone will come with a dual-camera just as the ones found on the Huawei P9 and P10. This camera will come with a dedicated sensor for shooting monochrome images. Thanks to this, you’ll be able to shoot breathtaking photographs in black and white as well as in color. At the same time, the phone features an 8MP front snapper that is capable of shooting ultra-HD 4K video.

 

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According to industry specialists, it will be a difficult task to conquer the smartphone industry with a new Android phone. When looking at the past several years, numerous companies have tried to open an entirely new smartphone-line but failed. Hereby you could think about well-known brands such as Amazon with their Firephone. The fact that the Essential Phone features a beautiful design and is created by the inventor of Android could play to its advantage. Whether it will really succeed is something we’ll find out once the device has been launched.

 

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Author Wouter Wargerink 2.6.2017. | 17:31
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