Andy Rubin's Essential Smartphone's Specs Just Leaked in a New Benchmark

Posted April 19, 2017

It seems that both sensors will be able to record 4K videos, which can be enjoyed on that beautifully bezel less 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 2,560×1,312 pixels.

It looks like we have some more information on Andy Rubin's essential smartphone as the handset has recently appeared on some benchmarks. For those that weren't seduced by South Korea's finest, you might want to keep an eye out for the relative unknown that is Android co-founder Andy Rubin's startup, Essential. A purported benchmark from GFXBench paints a picture of a phone in line with 2017's other flagships. A device with codename Essential FIH, which very likely should be a prototype of Rubin's new phone, has been spotted on GFXBench. The 18 could pertain to the ratio which could be 18:9 just like the LG G6.

The phone will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset along with Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The listing divulges further specifications including a 16GB internal storage and an accompanying microSD card slot.

The unusual storage is probably because this is a development device and as such we probably need to be cautious of taking all of this as definite, that and it's unconfirmed! A 12MP camera rests on the back of the device, with an 8MP selfie-shooter in front.

The phone also might come with the latest Android OS, since Android 7.0 was shown in the info screenshots. In the beginning of the year, Rubin has announced that the company is working on a premium smartphone with a bezel-less design and a radical edge-to-edge display.

Rubin has formed a company and the products under the company will be named as Essential.

The GFX Bench listing pegs the screen size at 18 inches, which is a bit odd.

What's more, 9to5Google suggests that the device will arrive with some sort of modular functionality thanks to a magnetic connector place on the handset and may house pressure-sensitive functionality similar to Apple's 3D Touch.