Essential Phone hits a FCC, should start shipping soon

The Essential Phone is an unusual-looking Android device with reward specs, support for modular accessories, and a flattering clever pedigree: Essential was founded by Andy Rubin, one of a co-founders of Android.

First unveiled in May, a Essential Phone is expected to start shipping soon. So it’s not startling to see that a phone passed by a FCC this week.

The FCC papers don’t tell us many we didn’t already know about a phone. But they do endorse that a phone supports 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC and has a network rope support to work with flattering many all US wireless carriers… even yet Sprint will be a usually conduit that indeed sells a phone directly to customers. Everyone else will be means to buy it from Essential Products.

Essential’s initial smartphones facilities a 5.7 inch, 2560 x 1312 pixel arrangement that covers many of a front of a device… with a difference of a tiny bezel next a shade and a cut-out on a top, permitting Android standing notifications to hang around a camera. Expect to see a black bar there when using full-screen apps though.

The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 3,040 mAh battery, a 13MP twin camera complement on a back, and an 8MP front confronting camera. And it has a USB Type-C pier though no 3.5mm audio jack.

An unbarred phone is labelled during $699 and there’s an discretionary 360-degree camera appendage that will be a initial procedure designed to insert to a behind of a phone. The camera is eventually approaching to sell for $199, though it’s adult for pre-order for $50 when bundled with a phone.


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