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Andy Rubin Set to Announce Essential Android Smartphone on May 30

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Andy Rubin to announce Essential Android smartphone on May 30

Back in March, it was reported that Andy Rubin, one of Android’s developer, is working on a product of his own. At the time, the said device is a smartphone that will be called Essential. For a hardcore Android fan, this is a very big deal since Rubin is one of the original developers of Android before Google bought the mobile OS.

Last April, there were reports that the Rubin’s Essential Android phone was spotted on popular graphics benchmarking website GFXBench. From there, it can be seen that the phone will sport an octa-core processor; quite possibly a Snapdragon 835 from Qualcomm.

At the time of the leak, is was speculated that the device is still a prototype. This is due to the fact that some of the specs are still highly questionable. For instance, the storage is size with a meagre 10GB and the display is an 18-inch panel.

After the said leak, nothing much is said about Rubin’s device, at least until now.

Andy Rubin to announce Essential Android smartphone on May 30

Xiaomi Mi Mix (via xiaomi.com)

Coming directly from Essential’s Twitter page, the company publicized that it has a very big announcement on May 30th. Many experts believe that this announcement will center on the Essential Android smartphone.

This announcement is enough to set the hype train chugging away since the Essential is said to feature some pretty impressive design quirks. Chief of which is the phone’s display.

From an image that surfaced months ago, it seems like the phone will have a nearly bezel-less build. The design will be similar to the Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphone that was released in China last year.

To those who are unaware, the Mi Mix featured a display area of more than 90 percent. Almost all of the front of the phone is covered with the display. It is said the Rubin will follow a similar design for the Essential Android phone.

For more updates on the Essential Android smartphone, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.

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