The figure of the day: 1 million dollars worth the manufacturer Essential. Essential, a smartphone manufacturer led by Android's "father" Andy Rubin (Andy Rubin), after receiving an additional $ 300 million in its accounts, is estimated at $ 1 billion.
At the moment, the company announced only one smartphone, Essential PH-1, whose sales should begin before the end of June at a price of 699 dollars. The Essential PH-1 features thin frames around the display, the body uses titanium, the back panel is made of ceramics, and the front panel is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. One of the main features of the smartphone is a modular ecosystem that allows you to easily connect various accessories-modules to the smartphone using Magnetic fastening. The smartphone is equipped with a 5.71-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1312 pixels, a fingerprint scanner, a 13-megapixel dual main camera with an auxiliary monochrome sensor, an 8-megapixel front camera, and a 3040 mAh battery. Hardware base was the top processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4 GB of operating and 128 GB of internal flash memory UFS 2.1. LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC, GPS and GLONASS are supported, there is a USB Type-C port, but there is no 3.5 mm headphone jack. Dimensions are 141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm, and weight – 185 grams. The work is performed under the operating system Android 7.0 Nougat. Essential grew from another technical incubator Playground Global. Rubin founded him after his departure from Google in 2014. Now, together with the release of the Essential PH-1 smartphone, it is entering a saturated market of mobile devices. It is worth noting that thanks to the new financial infusion Essential will be much easier to release Essential PH-1 on the market.