The father of Android, Andy Rubin, is about to release his first Android smartphone by a new company called Essential. The phone is known as the Essential PH-1, and it's one unique device, to say the least.
Andy Rubin's new phone is almost all screen, literally. The PH-1 has the smallest bezels of any modern Android phone. This means all you see on the front is the display, with a few tiny lines on the sides for the body of the device. Coming with a large 5.61-inch Quad-HD display, the latest top-tier specs across the board, a good camera, and a set of pins on the back for modular accessories.
The only aspect of the front that isn't all screen, is a small circle for the front facing camera and some sensors. As you can see from the image above, it's pretty unique. As for the rest of the design, it's pretty special too. They're using a titanium frame instead of metal, and a glossy ceramic finish on the back.
We're expecting a release date to get announced any day now. Look for it at Sprint, Best Buy, and Amazon sometime around the end of August or early September. Sprint is the only carrier on board, at least right now.