Essential Phone

Beautifully designed. Unlocked. Edge-to-edge display. 128GB of storage. And now with the latest version of Android 9 Pie. All at an unbeatable price.

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Always the latest flavor

You shouldn't have to buy a phone every year to get the newest features. Essential Phone owners got the latest version of Android 9 Pie, right when Google released it—not months later. And our commitment to delivering a great user experience through speedy updates means you'll get them faster than on nearly all other Android devices.

Hear More Audio

Experience the MQA difference and change how you listen to music on-the-go. Start streaming TIDAL Masters catalog and hear every bell and whistle from the original recordings.

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Your phone

Essential Phone comes in several unique colors to match your style -- Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, Copper Black, and Halo Gray.

There's no branding or logos anywhere on it. Your phone is more of an expression of who you are—because it’s yours.

Pure White

Ocean Depths

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Stellar Gray

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Copper Black

SOLD OUT

Halo Gray
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Black Moon

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Accessories that
simply Click

Don’t you hate it when you have to buy new dongles, chargers, and accessories every time your phone is upgraded? We do too. So we decided to make this a thing of the past. The magnetic connector with wireless data transfer keeps your phone cord-free, future-proof, and always up-to-date.

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snap to the phone
Introducing the
world’s smallest 360°
personal camera

Other 360° cameras are big, bulky, and complicated to use. We thought it was about time someone made a 360° camera for the rest of us. Simply click the 360° camera to your phone to point, shoot, and share. It’s that easy.

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Essential 360° camera, smallest 360°personal camera, magnetic 360° camera
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01.1 Experience 360°
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Knitting Factory — Boise, Idaho, May 26
Filmed on Essential Phone

A 360 day in the life
of Cameron Dallas

Questlove visits the Bay Bridge
in San Francisco

Tyga takes his 488 Spider for a spin

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01.2 Technical Details
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Dimensions:

Height: < 67mm

Width: < 32mm

Thickness: < 12 mm (body)

Weight: < 35grams

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Audio:

Microphone: 4x microphones in 3D, ambisonic tetrahedral arrangement

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Dual Cameras:

Sensor Resolution: Dual 12MP fisheye imagers

Lens aperture: f1.8

FOV: 210° (each)

Video Resolutions: 360° UHD (3840 x 1920) at 30fps

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Ports:

60GHz Wireless, SuperSpeed USB

2x accessory power pins

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System Architecture / OS

Qualcomm® 8053

Glass optics for
the best achievable
clarity
Dual 12 megapixel
image sensors
Realtime
stitching engine
Wireless magnetic accessory
connector
Thermal vent

Beauty meets
brawn

There’s a reason titanium is used to build rockets and replace bones. Unlike aluminum, which most phones are made of, titanium is exceptionally more durable. Our phone housing can resist scratching, denting, and bending as it's made from a harder, stronger, and more resilient material.

We believe titanium is the perfect material to create one of the most essential things in our lives – one we all sometimes drop.

The drop test. We drop tested the Essential Phone on solid concrete to ensure that your phone could survive a bad accident. See it in slow motion.

icon_material Titanium: Strong.
Resilient. Distinctive.

When performing a corner drop test on solid concrete, the Essential Phone’s titanium enclosure survived the fall with significantly fewer blemishes compared to the aluminum competitor devices.

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Full Display™

With the Essential Phone’s stunning edge-to-edge Full Display there’s finally a large-screen device that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.

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Camera

icon_vertical_line Better focus with
depth tracking
icon_focus Optimized low light
performance

We understand that you won’t use a 360 camera to capture every moment in your life. That’s why we put so much effort into developing one of the world’s best phone cameras.

The result is the world’s thinnest dual camera system built for a phone. It uses both color and monochrome sensors that can 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. The phone also offers a true ‘monochrome’ mode.

Essential front-facing camera and Full Display™

The front-facing camera is capable of producing 8MP still photos and 4K video, all in a compact form factor designed to blend seamlessly into our Full Display™.  

Specifications

Model Name

Essential PH-1

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Materials

Titanium body

Ceramic back

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass

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Dimensions

Height: 141.5mm

Width: 71.1mm

Thickness: 7.8mm

Weight: < 185 grams

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Display

Resolution: 2560 x 1312 QHD

Aspect Ratio: 19:10

Diagonal Size: 5.71” with radiused corners

Brightness: 500 nits (typical)

Contrast Ratio: > 1000:1 (typical)

Technology: CGS / LTPS

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Human Input + Sensors

10 finger multitouch: palm and water-error rejection

Fingerprint reader: fastest available technology

Proximity / Ambient light sensor

Volume buttons, Power button

Environmental pressure sensor (barometer)

Accelerometer, Magnetometer and Gyroscope

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Audio

Microphone: 4x microphones with noise cancellation and beam forming

Low Audio: (earpiece)

High Audio: (loudspeaker)

Support: MQA-certified, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD

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Rear Camera

13MP Dual RGB + Mono camera with image fusion technology

13MP True Monochrome mode

f/1.85 lens

Hybrid Auto Focus combing Contrast, Phase Detect and IR Laser Assist Focus

4K video recording at 30fps

1080p HD video recording at 30fps or 60fps

720p Slow-mo video recording at 120fps

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Front Camera

8MP resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio

f/2.20 fixed hyperfocal lens

4K and 1080p HD video recording at 30fps

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Battery

3040mAh

Fast charging via USB

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Memory & Storage

RAM: 4GB

Storage: 128GB UFS 2.1

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Connectivity

Bluetooth: 5.0

WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO

NFC: yes

Positioning: GPS and GLONASS

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Network / Bands

UMTS/HSPA+: 1, 2, 4, 5 6, 8

GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA EV-DO Rev. A: 0, 1, 10

FDD-LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66

TDD-LTE: 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43

TD-SCDMA: 34, 39

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System Architecture / OS

Android

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835

CPU: Kryo 280 Octa-core (2.45GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor

GPU: Adreno 540, 710MHz, 64bit

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Ports

USB Type-C

60GHz, 6 Gbps Wireless Accessory Connector

2x accessory power pins

NanoSIM tray with pin eject

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Water and Dust Resistant

IP54

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Essential Phone

Unlocked phone. Compatible with all carriers. No traps. 128GB.

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A new home base

Home devices are complicated to set up, they don't play well with one another, and there are too many separate applications to manage. We don't think that's right, so we’re busy bringing an entirely new type of product to the world. One that easily connects and interacts with the products you already have.

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