Although the Essential PH-1 was announced towards the end of May, it has still yet to arrive into the hands of consumers, despite a scheduled release for June. While there are still a few days left in the month, it appears that the handset has now passed through the FCC, making it more likely to start shipping very soon.
While eager consumers wait for their PH-1s, the Essential Twitter account has been active, offering up details that the device might offer some kind of water resistance. It is tough to even guess where the PH-1 lands due to so many variables, but it will interesting to see what kind of rating it receives.
If unfamiliar, Essential is a startup created by Android co-founder, Andy Rubin. While the firm did tease the design by showing off a corner of the handset in early March, one could not have imagined that it could look this sleek with its near bezel-less display.
As for specifications, the PH-1 offers:
- 5.71-inch 2560x1312 QHD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
- 4GB RAM
- Dual 13MP f/1.85 sensors on the rear with an 8MP front-facing camera
- 128GB UFS 2.1 storage
- USB Type-C
For those interested, you can still reserve your own Essential PH-1 from the website for $649, and also get a special price on the 360-degree camera for an additional $50. The camera normally costs $199.