For durability, the phone has a titanium and ceramic body, which allows it to survive drops with nary a blemish, according to the company.
The unit has an almost edge-to-edge display (there’s a bit of bezel at the bottom of its screen) that wraps around the 8-MP selfie camera at the front.
Its Magnetic Accessories
Accessories can be added to the phone via a magnetic connector on its backside. Two accessories are included with the unit — a 360-degree camera and a charging dock.
Also on the phone’s back is 13-MP dual sensor camera. Its second sensor to boost low-light performance unlike other phones with dual-sensor cameras, which use the second sensor to take telephoto pictures or create bokeh effects.
It runs on Ambient OS, an operating system that Essential hopes will become the Android of the IoT world. In addition to its smartphone, Essential announced Home, a smart home hub.