The new model and brand of smartphone called Essential Phone PH-1 was launched in May 30, 2017. The phone was manufactured by Essential Products; the phone was designed by Andy Rubin – Android co-founder.
Actually, Essential phone was initially designed for Andy Rubin – Android co-founder. It was for just himself and his colleagues but the phone but later got huge demand from smartphones uses around the world, so the company later decided to go into mass production and it has since been available for purchase in the market.
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The Essential Phone is a phablet-sized device with a very nice screen. The screen measures 5.71 inches diagonally, Android 7.1 Nougat and comes with a Quad HD resolution of 1312 by 2560 pixels with 504 pixels per-square inch, also has a Gorilla glass 5 for advanced screen protection. The Essential phone has no external storage slot but it comes with a good 128GB worth of internal storage space.
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Essential Phone PH-1 is powered by an Octa-core CPU, Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset and Adreno 540 GPU. It comes with 4GB RAM to provide seamless phone experience.
Essential Phone PH1 Detailed Specs
|Status||Available: August 2017|
|Type||LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with multi-touch (up to 10 fingers)|
|Size||5.71 inches, 1312 x 2560 pixels, 504 Pixels Per-square Inch (Gorilla glass 5)|
|MEMORY AND OS|
|Card slot||NO SD Card Slot|
|OS||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Processors||Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset Adreno 540 GPU
|2G Network||GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 & TD-SCDMAHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 & TD-SCDMA CDMA2000 1xEV-DO|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 11(1500), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 21(1500), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 42(3500), 43(3700), 66(1700/2100)|
|SIM||Single Nano SIM|
|Internal Storage||128GB. NO external storage|
|Back / Rear Camera||Dual 13MP camera & Dual LED Flash|
|Front Camera||8MP Camera|
|Battery||Non-removable 3040 mAh|
|Dimensions||– 141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm – Weight: 185g|
|Colors||Stellar Gray, Ocean Depths, Black Moon and Pure White colors|
|Cover||Glass (with titanium frame)|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
The Phone has dual 13-megapixel back cameras that comes with dual LED flash, while the front has 8 megapixel camera which is centrally positioned in the top bezel. The rear camera has basic features like laser autofocus, phase detection and f/1.9 aperture.
The Essential Phone PH-1 powered by a non-removable 3040 mAh battery and it supports fast charge technology. The phone has a single Nano SIM phone with 4G network option. It uses a Type-C 1.0 USB with reversible connector and has Snap-on accessories.
Price and Available
The Essential phone is sold for $750 USD with Snap-on accessories while sold for $700 USD without Snap-on accessories. The equivalent price of it in Nigeria is about N275,000