One of the main features of the Essential Phone is the almost complete absence of bezels around the display, like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 presented this year. With a screen diagonal of 5.7 inches, the smartphone is much more compact than traditional counterparts. The unusual aspect ratio of the display: 19: 9, which means that the Essential Phone is narrower than ordinary smartphones and is somewhat stretched in height, also makes it related to the Korean flagships.
The body of the device is made of titanium and ceramic, and, according to the creators, they turned out to be one of the most durable smartphones on the market, able to survive a fall on concrete without consequences.
On the back of the Essential Phone there are special magnetic fasteners - with their help, you can connect additional accessories to the device without wires or adapters. So far, only one thing is known - a 360-degree camera. In addition, the supplied charging dock is also connected to the same connector.
The Essential Phone has two main cameras, and the entire system resembles the one found in Huawei's flagships, the P9 and P10. One module is traditional, 13-megapixel, with aperture f / 1.85, the second is monochrome. It receives information about lighting and is able to perceive more light. When shooting, the smartphone takes pictures with both cameras at the same time, and then overlays them on top of each other - according to the engineers, this improves the contrast of photos and allows the device to take better pictures in the dark.
The smartphone has received flagship characteristics: it runs on an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and four gigabytes of RAM. Display resolution - QHD (2560x1312). Operating system - Android, the version is not indicated on the official website. The Essential Phone does not have a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, but it does include a USB-C adapter. Built-in memory - 128 GB.
The Essential Phone is priced at $ 699 (for an additional $ 50 you can buy a 360-degree camera), and for now it will only be sold in the US. Now the smartphone is available in two colors: black and white, but in the near future the lineup will be replenished with a couple more options - gray and green.>