Android Creator Launches a Phone of His Own
Essential, a company founded by Andy Rubin, the “father of Android,” has pulled off the wraps on a new high-end smartphone. The Essential Phone, priced at $ 699, includes radios for connecting to all major U.S. carriers. The unit has an almost edge-to-edge display that wraps around the 8-MP selfie camera at the front. Built around a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the Essential Phone comes with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. For durability, the phone has a titanium and ceramic body, which allows it to survive drops with nary a blemish.