Google co-founder Andy Rubin has a new startup, and the company’s first phone has generated a ton of buzz. It has been a rocky road for Essential for the past few weeks due to shipping delays and then a phishing scam that targeted the company’s customers, but none of those things detract from the fact that the handset itself is impressive. With its titanium construction and edge-to-edge full display, Essential has made smartphones look smart again. The only problem is it’s only being sold through one carrier in the US. If you want an unlocked model, today is your lucky day. Amazon is offering preorders for the Unlocked Essential Phone with 128 GB of storage, and orders start shipping tomorrow, September 1. Grab one while you still can!
Here are the highlights from the product page:
- The Essential Phone is expertly crafted using titanium and ceramic, with an edge-to-edge Full Display and captures stunning images (even in low light) with the world’s thinnest dual camera system ever built for a phone.
- Beauty meets brawn – With a titanium body, a ceramic back and the attention to detail that went into building this device, you’ll feel the craftsmanship from the moment you pick it up.
- Edge-to-edge Full Display – With the stunning edge-to-edge Full Display on the Essential Phone there’s finally a large-screen device that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.
- The world’s thinnest dual camera system – The camera system consists of color and monochrome sensors to capture up to 200% more light than traditional phone cameras. This results in stunning images that are rich in color and detail, even in low light.
- Accessories that simply click – With the phone’s revolutionary magnetic connector, accessories can easily attach to your device so it’s future-proof and always up-to-date.
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