Essential's Bezel-Less Smartphone Spotted With Snapdragon 835 SoC in Benchmark

IBT reported last month that Andy Rubin's smartphone is being made by his own company, Essential Products, while Foxconn will help in manufacturing. Recent murmurings suggest we'll see a 5.5-inch display on the Essential phone, so expect an ultimate screen size somewhere around that measurement.

Andy Rubin, one of the co-creators of the Android operating system, is building his own smartphone now known as the "Essential FIH-PM1".

That seemed to be not a big problem because Rubin was seen showing off the corners of the nearly bezel-less Essentials phone a few weeks ago. The 18 could pertain to the ratio which could be 18:9 just like the LG G6.

The Snapdragon 835 SoC is listed to be coupled with 4GB RAM and Adreno 540 graphics unit.

Camera wise, the Essential smartphone is said to have a 12MP rear-facing snapper along with an 8MP front-facing camera.

The unusual storage is probably because this is a development device and as such we probably need to be cautious of taking all of this as definite, that and it's unconfirmed! Both are capable of recording UHD 4K videos. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. Reportedly, the phone will offer some modular capabilities through the use of a port found on the device, and the handset could have a feature similar to Apple's 3D Touch. In the beginning of the year, Rubin has announced that the company is working on a premium smartphone with a bezel-less design and a radical edge-to-edge display. After teasing the upcoming smartphone on Twitter, the new device is now being spotted on GFXBench, revealing some key specifications of the upcoming Android-powered smartphone by Andy Rubin.

  • Arturo Norris