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The creator of Android has finally unveiled his new phone

The creator of Android has finally unveiled his new phone The creator of Android has finally unveiled his new phone
Melba Vasquez | 31 May, 2017, 11:14

The website features a slow-motion drop test of an Essential Phone being dropped on concrete - it survives without a scratch, unlike the iPhone and Galaxy shown beside it for comparison, both of which suffer significant damage to their aluminum frames.

It can be outfitted with a $50 360-degree camera accessory - likely for recording content to view back in virtual reality or on social networks - which snaps to the back of the device.

And for $699, you get the other top of the line specs that you'd want from a flagship phone.

A creator of the Android software powering most of the world's smartphones stepped into the competitive hardware market on Tuesday with a new handset called Essential.

Today the Essential Phone, built by the father of Android, went official and it's an impressive device, to say the least.

The company plans to release a cordless connector later on to charge the phone through the magnetic attachment.

Essential does not have any headphone jack, which means Andy Rubin at least agrees with Apple when it comes to headphone jacks. And like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6, Essential's phone includes an edge-to-edge screen with almost invisible bezels, aiming to offer a more spacious display while keeping the device comfortable to hold.

Andy Rubin has created a new phone, the Essential Phone, to address shortcomings of mobile devices. And it runs Android. The device will compete against the Amazon Echo and Alphabet's Google Home speaker, which are powered by the Alexa and the Google Assistant voice services respectively. This is probably the first smartphone to have a selfie camera which is capable of shooting in 4K. When the Essential Home detects you're talking to someone it will automatically lower the volume levels, so you can have a nice, uninterrupted conversation. For months the inventor has been teasing the public with speculation of a new smartphone by his company Essential. It also comes with 128GB of internal memory out of the box.

The phone will be coming to the USA first on all major carriers. It will be available in Black Moon, Steller Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths colour variants. These accessories, including the upcoming dock, all use the phone's 60GHz, 6 Gbps, wireless connection for data transfer which is the first time we've actually seen someone make use of 60GHz for smartphone modularity.

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