Android co-founder Andy Rubin and his Team of young smartphone Startups Essential to have commented in a Reddit AMA about the future plans for the PH-1. Therefore Essential to offer the PH-1 soon in Europe. Also information about Android Updates, and other accessories were announced.
The PH-1 is the first Smartphone from Essential. It stands out due to its housing made of titanium and ceramic, the particular Display screen with very little frame and a cutout for the front camera, as well as the module system from the mass. Typical for Android co-founder Rubin an unmodified Stock runs on the PH-1-Android.
Android 8.0 Oreo and bug fixes
The Essential Phone comes with Android Nougat (Test), that should change in the coming months. According to the Reddit AMA Participant Rebecca Zavin, VP of Software when Essential, should be in the next month or two, the Update to Android Oreo (Test). In addition, the Team of Factory Images and Kernel-Sources want to put on the website of the company.
Apart from the big jump to a new Version of the operating system is Essential to addressing even minor software bugs that exist in the current Version. Currently, the Team is working intensively on an error that can lead to the Freezing of the user interface. The team of developers I, according to Rebecca Zavin a hot lead to the actual cause of the error, so a Fix am soon ready.
Via Software Update Essential to tackle the many users criticized the quality of the camera. With the Hardware Design of the camera is not Essential, according to Andy Rubin satisfied, together with the sensor, paste the data from both modules. A number of Updates have given it already, and a further and new Features are planned, according to Rubin.
Interested parties from Europe and look at the request to order the Essential Phone, currently still in the tube. This Situation should not, however, last long. The Tooling, i.e. the Manufacture of tools for the production of the EU-power supply, is underway, with the first copies of Joe Tate, VP of Hardware expects, later this month. For Andy Rubin, the publication of the Essential PH-1 in Europe a priority over other things.
New accessories planned
Essential, for example, announced what could be realized with the back-side contacts for the modules. Currently the manufacturer only offers a 360-degree camera as an accessory. The next accessory will be a loading dock, a High-End Audio accessory with a 3.5 mm Jack, headphones and other Equipment. Also other camera accessories the manufacturer thinks.
2.560 × 1.312, 504 ppi
LTPS, Gorilla Glass 5
|Bedienung:||Touch, Fingerabdrucksensor, Status-LED|
|SoC:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
4 × Kryo 280, 2,45 GHz
4 × Kryo 280, 1,90 GHz
10 nm, 64-Bit
|Kamera:||13,0 MP, 2160p
LED, f/1,8, AF
|Sekundär-Kamera:||13,0 MP, f/1,8, AF|
|Frontkamera:||8,0 MP, 2160p
|GSM:||GPRS + EDGE|
↓42,2 ↑5,76 Mbit/s
↓1.000 ↑150 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast
|Ortung:||A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo|
|Weitere Standards:||USB 2.0 Typ C, NFC|
|Größe (B×H×T):||71,1 × 141,5 × 7,80 mm|