Andy Rubin’s Essential phone unveiled with unique edge-to-edge screen

May 30th, 2017   decode   news

Andy Rubin, co-founder of Danger and Android, has a new company – Essential. Today, it introduced the PH-1, though we have a feeling most people will call it just the “Essential phone.”

It has a unique screen and a unique camera setup, it also flaunts a bit of modularity. The screen is an edge-to-edge “Full Display” with rounded corners, not unsimilar to the Xiaomi Mi Mix. But look at the selfie camera – it cuts into the middle of the notification area!

The screen has a 19:10 aspect ratio – wider than 16:9, but not as wide as the LG G6 or Galaxy S8. It is an LTPS LCD measuring 5.71″ in…

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