Essential: First details about the smartphone of the Android inventor

Android inventor Rubin had already some time ago seen that its newest enterprise after the farewell of Google will be equipped with extensive functions from the field of artificial intelligence with Android, produced under the name of its new company Essential. After the device appeared in Geekbench’s database some time ago, it has now been listed at GFXBench, which provides information about the product called Essential FIH-PM1.

Obviously it is at least technically an absolute top smartphone, the device apparently manufactured by the Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile nevertheless brings the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core SoC under the hood, which is also just in the market Starting Samsung Galaxy S8 does its service (at least in the non-European variant). The chip here apparently reaches up to 2.2 gigahertz and is combined with four gigabytes of memory.

Curiously, the size of the internal flash memory, which is indicated with only 16 gigabytes. In addition, according to the benchmark listing, the Essential FIH-PM1 comes with a 12-megapixel camera on the back, including 4K video support and a 4K-capable front camera with an 8 megapixel sensor. In addition, NFC, Bluetooth and, of course, WLAN are called as equipment features.

Also interesting are the information on the display, because the resolution of the first smartphone of Rubin’s new company is specified by GFXBench with 2560 x 1312 pixels. This would mean that the panel used here will have an even narrower form factor when it is used with the Galaxy S8 or LG G6 with its 18.5: 9 and 18: 9 format displays. As operating system is explicitly mentioned Android 7.0 nougat.

After Andy Rubin recently announced the Essential Smartphone and gave us a corner of the smartphone, we now get the hard facts about this prospective high-end device. The tension will persist, of course, and we will keep you up to date, if there is anything new to report.




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