Home » Tech

Telus now taking Canadian pre-orders for Android co-founder's Essential Phone

19 August, 2017, 02:30 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • Android Co-Creator's Essential Phone Now Available to Order

But since then, the startup has been going through a patchy time, which meant there has never been an official release of the Essential Phone.

The Essential PH-1, also referred to by many as the Essential Phone, is finally available to purchase, though at the moment there are only a few places to do so in the USA, which includes the Essential website, through Amazon, or through Sprint's website and at Sprint stores as Sprint will be the exclusive carrier in the US for selling the phone. An official blog also revealed that the Essential Phone will receive guaranteed updates for two years. It is also created to support a range of "modular" accessories inclusive of a 360-degree camera. Sprint's leases end with an option to continue payments another 6 months to buy the phone outright, or an option to return the phone for an upgrade on a new lease. The brand says that Titanium is more durable and does not scratch, dent or bend. The camera comes loaded with dual 12-megapixel fisheye images with f/1.8 aperture and a 210-degree field of view. The smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch QHD (2560 x 1312 pixels) display with 19:10 aspect ratio.

The smartphone is powered by an Octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 835 (2.45GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad) processor which is paired with Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB RAM.

Now only available in 'Moon Black, ' the Essential Phone comes with 128GB of internal storage, a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 chipset and 4GB of RAM. Further, The Verge says that the smartphone will run on Ambient OS, which is based on Android, though there is no information about the Android version. It has a 13 megapixel camera on the front and a 8-megapixel camera on the back, and according to Telus will have 28GB of memory. On the front of the handset is an 8MP snapper for self-portraits and video calls. In terms of battery, the phone is juiced up by a 3040mAh with fast charging. Some of the other features including are fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, NFC and Global Positioning System. It measures 141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm and weighs approx.

Recommended:

  • Next Week's Total Solar Eclipse Is NOT Visible From Australia

    Next Week's Total Solar Eclipse Is NOT Visible From Australia

    Even pets are vulnerable to eye damage from looking at an eclipse, though they don't tend to look directly at the sun. But finding special "eclipse-safe" glasses in these final days leading up to Monday is getting more hard by the hour.
    Seconds 'All It Took': Oregon Man Left Partially Blind by 1963 Eclipse

    Seconds 'All It Took': Oregon Man Left Partially Blind by 1963 Eclipse

    NEVER look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection . "It's doesn't get any worse or better". Neil Bressler, head of the retina division at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore.
    The first trailer for 'The Punisher' is here

    The first trailer for 'The Punisher' is here

    Marvel does have a deep bench of characters, but the best street level heroes may have already been spoken for by Netflix itself. Fans have theorized that Alexandra might actually be Danny Rand's mother although the character allegedly died in Iron Fist .
  • Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB) Quarterly EPS Analysis

    On average, analysts expect Hibbett Sports to post $1.76 EPS for the current fiscal year and $1.89 EPS for the next fiscal year. As of quarter end Atlanta Capital Management Co L L C had bought a total of 3,927 shares growing its stake by 0.7%.
    Did you receive

    Did you receive "free cruise" robocalls? You could get up to $900

    The Firm owns and operates three global cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NasdaqGS:NCLH).
    Estee Lauder's quarterly profit beats estimates

    Estee Lauder's quarterly profit beats estimates

    Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability Co has 0.04% invested in Yum! First Corp In owns 2,999 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. It has underperformed by 15.21% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $36.92 billion company.
  • Derek & Hannah Jeter Welcome Baby Girl! Find Out Her Pretty Name

    Derek & Hannah Jeter Welcome Baby Girl! Find Out Her Pretty Name

    This February, Davis announced on The Players' Tribune that the couple was expecting their first child, a girl. He is part of an investment group that is set to purchase the Florida Marlins.
    Philippe Starck Shows Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Concept Video That's Mind-blowing

    Philippe Starck Shows Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Concept Video That's Mind-blowing

    And, oh boy, the leaked renders of Mi Mix 2, the latest addition to their Mi Mix series, is beyond doubt handsome . Looking at the design it seems Mi Mix 2 will have 95% screen-to-body ratio which looks incredible .
    Selena Gomez's Doppelgänger Has the Internet Losing It

    Selena Gomez's Doppelgänger Has the Internet Losing It

    Customers can choose from a number of items in the collection including keychains, wristlets, ID cases, and larger bags. Meanwhile, Selena has been working like insane .
  • Watzke sets deadline for Barcelona's Dembele deal

    Watzke sets deadline for Barcelona's Dembele deal

    Reds' fans have taken to the Liverpool Echo in their anger over Philippe Coutinho's pending £109 million-plus transfer to Barcelona .
    Ultra Beasts Coming to Pokémon TCG in New Trailer

    Ultra Beasts Coming to Pokémon TCG in New Trailer

    Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will arrive November 17, one day shy of exactly a year since regular Sun and regular Moon . We now know the game's story will focus on mysterious legendary Necrozma, and its connection to Solgaleo and Lunala .
    Law ministry clears Tamil Nadu ordinance on NEET

    Law ministry clears Tamil Nadu ordinance on NEET

    The draft ordinance was cleared by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in consultation with Attorney General K K Venugopal. No student must suffer because of the state's proposed legislation.


Popular

Merck's CEO quits Trump's council over Charlottesville
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank made the right move resigning from Trump's manufacturing council, according to one analyst. But they also said they'd stay on the council so they could advise the government on ways to strengthen manufacturing.

There's actually a 'Saw,' 'Hunger Games' and 'Twilight' theme park opening up
While I can't imagine what a Twilight theme park ride would look like, the idea that there will be one is not a shock. Facebook/MockingjayMovieJennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in " Hunger Games ".

East Bay family says relative missing in Barcelona after horrific terror attack
An American woman is searching desperately for her husband in Barcelona after he went missing during Thursday's terror attack. Police shot and killed five terror suspects in Cambrils , Spain who were believed to be responsible for the Barcelona attack.

Chris Long: 'I'm Here To Show Support As A White Athlete'
Whether it was a response to Bennett's comments or not, Eagles defensive end Chris Long has answered this call. The hope is that more white players will follow Long's lead.

How Did North Korea Get Nuclear Weapons?
North Korea has in the past fired missiles and taken other steps in response to US and South Korean exercises. Bannon admitted any attempt to strike North Korea would lead to the death of "millions".