The brain behind Android is about to introduce his first phone outside of Google.
Following a hype-filled tweet from Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt, Android co-founder Andy Rubin has finally shared when we’ll get to see his new company’s phone. Both he and his company have confirmed Essential will launch its first phone on Tuesday, May 30.
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We have yet to receive an invite for an event; therefore, it appears Essential will do a private, online-only launch for its debut.
The only known quality about this phone is its bezel-free display. Back in March, Rubin tweeted a teaser image showing a corner of the device. It gave us a look at the slim border as well as icons for network, battery, and time. Outside of the teaser image, it’s all a toss-up as to what you should expect.
It is, however, widely believed Essential is loaded with proper talent to compete with devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6.
High-ranking employees from Google, Apple, and HTC are confirmed to have left their previous positions for spots at Essential. With that in mind, we know we’re going to see a high-end phone released soon. Going by leaked specifications from April, Essential’s first phone should what you expect from a 2017 flagship. The leak showed a Quad HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, and 12MP rear camera among other things.
When the phone becomes official next week, Talk Android will let you know with full details.