Essential Products was founded by Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android. It is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and claims to be a "new type of company focused on creating consumer technology products for the 21st century." Its first smartphone was the Essential Phone, launched in 2017. Essential's latest mobile launch is the Phone. The smartphone was launched in May 2017. The phone comes with a 5.71-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1312 pixels by 2560 pixels.
The Essential Phone is powered by 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 128GB of internal storage cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Essential Phone packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Essential Phone runs Android and is powered by a 3040mAh non removable battery. It measures 141.50 x 71.10 x 7.80 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 185.00 grams.
The Essential Phone is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer.