Andy Rubin's Essential Phone to be shipped in a few weeks; global launch yet to be announced

Andy Rubin, creator of the Essential phone has announced that the company will ship its first devices in a few weeks.

Andy Rubin, creator of the Essential phone has announced that the company will ship its first devices in a few weeks. According to a report on Business Insider, an e-mail with the message was sent to potential costumers. The same message was also tweeted by the company on its official Twitter account.

Image Credit: Essential

Image Credit: Essential

The smartphone priced at $699 is being manufactured by a startup by Android creator Andy Rubin. The email was received by all those customers who had registered to buy the phone.

The founder of the Essential Phone, Andy Rubin, in the mail thanked customers saying "Thank you for putting your name down for our first phone" and also mentioned that "You will have device in your hands in a few weeks".

The mail highlighted that the phone is going through various certification and testing processes for both US and international carriers. The mail posted as a tweet also asked the customers to encourage the team making the phone by tweeting on hashtag #thisisessential.

The phone was expected to be shipped on the last week of June, but the company couldn't meet the deadline.

The international launch of the device has not been announced yet, the phone will be shipped in US to those who have 'reserved' the phone through online booking on the official website of the company.

Image Credit: Essential

Image Credit: Essential

Essential phone features the worlds smallest modular 360 degree camera available as $50 accessory with the phone. There's a 5.7-inch QHD display with a 19:10 aspect ratio and is powered by a Snapdragon 835 CPU supported by an Adreno 540 GPU.

The phone has 128 GB of internal storage and comes with 4 GB RAM. A unique 'Image fusion technology' will help the users to capture images through the three camera sensors available on the rear side of the phone. Essential phone has two 13 MP RGB sensors and one 13 MP monochromatic sensor on the rear side of the device. It can shoot 4K video at 30 fps, 1080p Video at 60 fps and 720p Video at 120 fps.

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