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Essential Launches PH-1, A Beast With 5.7 Inch Full Edge To Edge Display

Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android has just launched his own smartphone brand, the Essential. The company's very first smartphone offering is the unique and possibly game-changing PH-1.
Essential Launches PH-1, A Beast With 5.7 Inch Full Edge To Edge Display
Meet Essential PH-1

The Essential PH-1 features a 5.7 inch 2560 x 1312 QHD 19:10 ratio edge-to-edge display in a small 5 inch like extra tough titanium enclosure and ceramic back. It's powered by Qualcomm's 64 bit Snapdragon 835 octa core processor clocked at 2.45 GHz, 4 GB RAM,128 GB UFS 2.1 storage, and 3,040 mAh of fast charging battery.
Essential Phone Dock
Essential Phone Dock

On the cameras, it has a 13 MP RGB + 13 MP monochrome f/1.85 w/ Hybrid AF and LED flash with up to 200% more light than traditional cameras. In front, it highlights an 8 MP w/ 4K video recording.

Related: Essential PH-1 limited edition colors announced!

Essential PH-1 also boasts that it has the fastest fingerprint scanner on a smartphone today. There’s also the Essential Phone Dock featuring a magnetic connector and can charge the phone.

Essential PH-1 Specs

Display: 5.7-inch QHD 2560 x 1312 resolution w/ Gorilla Glass 5 protection at 505 ppi
CPU: 2.45GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 540
ROM: 128GB
Back Camera: 13MP RGB + 13MP monochrome f/1.85 w/ Hybrid AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8MP f/2.2 w/ 4K video recording
Battery: 3,040mAh w/ fast charging
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat w/ EMUI 5.0
Connectivity: WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, nano SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, magnetometer, proximity, light, gyroscope
Others: Fingerprint sensor, 4x microphone with noise cancellation and beam forming, USB Type-C
Dimensions: 145.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm
Weight: 185 g
Price: USD 700

The Essential PH-1 is now available for reservation for US for USD 700. It can be bundled with a magnetic dockable 360 camera for USD 750.

There's no word about international availability yet.

Source: Essential
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