Andy Rubin, the Android founder and former Google executive have sent out an email to the customers explaining the delay and confirming that the smartphone will be shipped in a few weeks. He also claimed that his new company Essential is working hard to complete the certification and testing process with various carriers in the US and around the world.
We've been working around the clock to get our first device in your hands. See this update from Andy. pic.twitter.com/bm5xm5XRKS
— Essential (@essential) July 21, 2017
Earlier, when the smartphone was unveiled in May, it was expected that the company would be shipping the handset by the end of June to the people who pre-ordered. But apparently that didn’t happen and there was no news regarding the date of launch by the company or Rubin. Now Andy Rubin has not only emailed all the customers, but also has tweeted the message on from the company’s official Twitter account.
As per spec-sheet, the Essential Phone will boast a bezel-less 5.71-inch display with QHD 2560 x 1312 resolution and 19:10 aspect ratio. The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. As for optics, it will sport a 13MP horizontal dual camera on the rear and an 8MP front facing camera for selfies and video-call. It will pack 3,040 mAh battery and the device will be running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.