Developer of the operating system for Android gadgets Andy Rubin, who led the company Essential, introduced his first Android-smartphone. The model differs not only in the absence of frames characteristic of the flagships of this year, with a top filling, but also in a modular design – components for the gadget can be purchased at your own discretion. 5.7-inch display occupies almost the entire front surface of the Essential Phone smartphone, which reminds Xiaomi Mi Mix. Here are just a beginner under the front camera made a small \Framing the screen with a resolution of 2560 × 1312 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:10 thin frames around. High-speed performance is provided by the flagship 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with a clock frequency of 2.45 GHz, an Adreno 540 graphics accelerator, an X16 LTE modem with data download speeds of up to 1 Gb / s and 4 GB of RAM. The fingerprint scanner located on the rear panel is responsible for cybersecurity. High-quality photos and videos are guaranteed by a dual 13-megapixel camera with a color and monochrome sensor, f / 1.85 aperture, phase and laser autofocus, and an LED flash. Nearby there is an advanced microphone with the function of suppressing extraneous noise. The front 8-megapixel camera uses modern technology for processing photos and videos, providing clear images even in twilight conditions. Both cameras are capable of video recording in 4K resolution at a speed of 30 fps. The internal memory capacity is 128 GB, a battery with a capacity of 3040 mAh is responsible for autonomy. Among the Essential Phone interfaces: Bluetooth 5.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac MIMO, NFC module, GPS / GLONASS navigation, proximity and light sensors, barometer, accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer. The device did not receive a standard 3.5 mm audio input, but the manufacturer took care of its future customers – the device will include an adapter from USB Type-C to 3.5 mm. Android is selected as the operating system, but the version is not unknown. There is no doubt about the strength of the new product: the titanium case, ceramic back panel and tempered glass Corning Gorilla Glass 5 perfectly protect the gadget from mechanical stress. Dimensions are 141.5 × 71.1 × 7.8 mm and weighs about 185 g. The functionality of the smartphone allows you to expand two magnetic Click connectors. So far, they can connect the currently most compact 360-degree 4K camera with the ability to record surround sound, as well as a docking station for charging a smartphone without using wires. The cost of new items in the basic configuration will be $ 699, with a 360-degree camera in the kit – $ 749. Buyers will be offered four color schemes: “black moon”, “star gray”, “pure white” and “ocean depths”.