Andy Rubin’s Essential Android Phone Spotted on GFXBench

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Andy Rubin's Essential Android phone spotted on GFXBench

The market is already teeming with a number of Android mobile devices. From phones to tablets, there are a number of gadgets that run on any form of Android OS. As expected, these mobile devices come from various device manufacturers like Samsung, LG, and many more. While it may seem a bit redundant at best, these phones have pretty much the same specs across the board. Nonetheless, perhaps knowing that Andy Rubin is actually building an Essential Android phone will make anyone feel a bit more excited.

For those who are uninitiated, Andy Rubin is the person responsible for the development of the Android operating system. His previous company, Danger, was purchased last 2005 by Google along with the Android OS. Last January, Rubin teased the world with a new Android phone under his new company, Essential. Since then, the whole Android community has been waiting patiently for Rubin’s smartphone to come out.

Fortunately, it would seem that Rubin and his team are busy testing out the prototype of his Essential Android phone. As spotted by Russian site Mobiltelefon, a GFXBench entry was created for the rumored Android phone. As it turns out, the phone is given the codename Essential FIH-PM1. The first part of the name is taken from the name of Rubin’s company. While the second part is from Foxconn International Holdings.

Andy Rubin's Essential Android phone spotted on GFXBench

Essential Android GFXBench entry (via

Based on the GFXBench entry, the Android phone will have the latest ARMv8 processor, possibly a Snapdragon 835, and 4GB of RAM. For now, the storage, remains a bit weird as the entry shows only 10GB. Perhaps since the product is still being prototyped that is why the storage is so small.

On other specs, it has a 12-megapixel main imaging sensor that is also capable of recording 4K videos. In addition to the camera, the phone is also equipped with run-of-the-mill sensors and modules like NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, accelerometer, and many more.

As mentioned, Rubin teased about the upcoming Essential Android phone back in January. The said device will have artificial intelligence or AI as its main selling point. It will have a bezel-less design just like the Xiaomi Mi Mix but will have a super-wide display like the LG G6 or Samsung Galaxy S8.

Unfortunately, until now, the release of Rubin’s Android phone is still unknown. The same goes for the retail price. Nevertheless, Android fans can expect the phone to come anytime this year, perhaps in the second half of 2017 like most Snapdragon 835-based smartphones. For more tech updates, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy X Prototypes Will Be Ready Before Second Half of 2017

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