The Essential Phone could be launched soon in India, according to a report by Techpp. Andy Rubin’s stock Android phone has thus far, been exclusively sold in the U.S.
And according to recent reports, the phone didn’t do so well, in terms of sales. And Essential wants to sell the phone’s remaining units in its warehouses, and guess which market it thought was ideal for this, India.
Don’t get me wrong, that is not a bad thing at all, because the Essential Phone offers some incredible specifications, and has a superb design. Since Essential wants to clear the inventory, the phone will be sold for a substantially reduced price, rumoured to be at Rs. 24,999.
Let’s take a recap of the technical specifications of the device. The Essential Phone sports a 5.7 inch Quad HD display with a 19:10 aspect ratio, in an edge to edge form factor. The display has 500 nits Brightness, a 1:1000 Contrast Ratio, and has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass.
The Essential phone is, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 834 processor, with an Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The phone runs on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and the company is planning to update the device to Android Oreo 8.1 soon. There is a beta version of Oreo available so you can try that.
In terms of photography, the Essential phone has dual cameras with a 13 megapixel RGB lens and a monochrome lens, IR Laser Autofocus, Hybrid AutoFocus, PDAF. The front camera is an 8 megapixels selfie lens.
The Essential phone has a fingerprint scanner on the back panel, and is backed by a 3040 mAh battery. The phone supports mods like the 360-degree camera, and a wireless charging dock.
So, you basically get a stunning flagship device for Rs.24,999? That sounds awesome, but we will only know for sure, when the Essential Phone is launched in India. The repott suggests that the device will be sold via Amazon India.
Thanks Jay for the tip.