On May 30, Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, will present his latest project. It will probably be a smartphone with high-end features … with some interesting new features.
Andy Rubin, who left Google in November 2014 to fly on his own, returned to his first mobile love with his new company Essential. The first development of this start-up looks like a smartphone one of the specificity of which should be a screen without borders.
We will know all 30 May
Since then, a few rumors have emerged that this device would incorporate a ceramic backside, a bit like the Mi Mix of Xiaomi, as well as metallic slices. A proprietary connector completes the equipment: this port would be used to recharge the device (meaning the absence of USB-C?), But also to the connection of accessories.
A smartphone more or less modular therefore, which promises to be high-end. Preliminary benchmarks announce indeed the presence of a chip Snapdragon 835 as well as 4 GB of RAM. For the rest, it will be necessary to wait until May 30 to know more. To make the sauce rise, Essential shared an image of the device, on which one can guess an accessory:
CNBC’s Todd Haselton passed the image through the Photoshop sieve and by pushing a bit the brightness, a circle appeared in the protuberance. It could well be a 360 ° camera, or even an accessory for augmented reality.