Essential PH-1

Do you know who one of the creators of android is?


Do you know who Andy Rubin is?

Andy Rubin

Have you heard of the Essential PH-1?

Essential PH-1 Black MoonEssential PH-1 Pure White

Well if you answered no to any of those; now you will. So apparently Andy Rubin one of the creators of android decided that he didn’t like where technology was right now.

“reflecting deeply on what was great and what was frustrating with the current state of technology today. After another long talk with my friend we decided that I needed to start a new kind of company using 21st century methods to build products for the way people want to live in the 21st century.” said Andy Rubin

So as what Andy Rubin said he decided to make a company using 21st century methods to make products the way we want them.


Essential PH-1 Specs:


Microphone: 4x microphones with noise cancellation and beam forming
Low Audio (earpiece)
High Audio: (loudspeaker)


Bluetooth: 5.0 LE
WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO
NFC: yes
Positioning: GPS and GLONASS


Titanium body
Ceramic back
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass

Rear Camera:

13MP Dual RGB + Mono camera with image fusion technology
13MP True Monochrome mode
f/1.85 lens
Hybrid Auto Focus combing Contrast, Phase Detect and IR Laser Assist Focus
Video at 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps or 720p 120fps

Front Camera:

8MP resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio
f/2.20 fixed hyperfocal lens
Video at 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps or 720p 120fps


UMTS/HSPA+: 1, 2, 4, 5 6, 8
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A: 0, 1, 10
FDD-LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
TDD-LTE: 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43
TD-SCDMA: 34, 39


Height: 141.5mm
Width: 71.1mm
Thickness: 7.8mm
Weight: < 185 grams

System Architecture/OS:

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835
CPU: Kryo 280 Octa-core (2.45GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor
GPU: Adreno 540, 710MHz, 64bit


Resolution: 2560 x 1312 QHD
Aspect Ratio: 19:10
Diagonal Size: 5.71” with radiused corners
Brightness: 500 nits (typical)
Contrast Ratio: > 1:1000 (typical)
Technology: CGS / LTPS


Fast charging via Type-C


USB Type-C
60GHz, 6 Gbps Wireless Accessory Connector
2x accessory power pins
NanoSIM tray with pin eject

Memory & Storage:

Storage: 128GB UFS 2.1

Human Input + Sensors:

10 finger multitouch; palm and water-error rejection
Fingerprint reader: fastest available technology
Proximity / Ambient light sensor
Volume buttons, Power button
Environmental pressure sensor (barometer)
Accelerometer, Magnetometer and Gyroscope



So to sum it all up Andy Rubin one of the creators of android decided that he doesn’t like the current state of technology. So he decided to make his own company to make the Essential PH-1 the way that we are going to like. Also on a side note it will support 360 recording with a additional cost to buy it. It will come in 2 variants. The “Black Moon” and the “Pure White”. So for a cost of $699 for just the phone alone or $749 for the phone and the 360 camera add-on. Expected release is for the Third quarter.

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