There is a new phone in town titled as the Essential Phone. This phone comes from the person who is the creator of Android. The sudden appearance of this phone surprised us as there were no major leaks and rumors before the announcement of this phone. It’s a modular based phone that will be definitely competing with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi Mi Mix. To find out more about this upcoming phone, keep reading.
It was only a matter of time for other smartphones to show up with a bezel less display after the latest flagship phone from Samsung showed up. However, the Essential Phone is not just a pretty looking phone with less bezels. To make the phone really durable, the phone comes with a strong ceramic and titanium build. As most of the smartphones comes with plastic and aluminum build nowadays, it’s definitely something to look forward to. There is no logo covering the body which makes it slightly unique. Moreover, the modular system of the phone will allow users to hook up different accessories like the Motorola Moto Z. Users can get the 360 camera at an additional cost with the phone or buy it separately. It will be more expensive if you plan to buy it later though. There is no microphone jack in the phone just like the iPhone 7 but it will include a headphone dongle. We will be able to find out more about these accessories after the Essential Phone release date UAE.
Nowadays, a lot of phones are packing a dual camera system where one of the lens is used for bokeh or telephoto. While the Essential Phone also comes with dual 13-megapixel rear camera, one of the lens comes with monochrome sensor to offer better shots even in low-light just like the Huawei P10. There is also a two-tone flash. It will be interesting to see what the camera has to offer after the Essential Phone release date UAE. The front camera covering some part of the display is an 8-megapixel one. While some people might find the placement of this front camera annoying, it’s won’t cut into movies according to the makers of the phone. There is the Google Pixel XL or slightly less expensive OnePlus 3T if you are after a phone with a good camera.
There is nothing new to look forward to under the hood, the phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM. There is no microSD card slot but users will get 128GB built-in storage with the phone. There is only one USB Type-C 1.0 port other than the port for connecting accessories. The battery is a 3040mAh Li-Ion non-removable one and it does support fast charging. After the Essential Phone release date UAE, we will be able to find out more about the battery life.
Just like the other flagship phones in the market, this one is also quite expensive. The phone will be available for around AED 2800 when it’s here. We don’t know much about the release date yet but it will be available sometimes in the third quarter of 2017.
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