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Combined lenses The Essential Phone is made from titanium and has a screen that stretches across most of the device, with minimal bezel.
The device runs the Android operating system and has gone on sale in the US for $699 (£540).
Image copyright Essential Image caption The Essential Phone uses a dual-camera system to take pictures in low lightAndy Rubin, one of the creators of Google’s Android software, has launched his own high-end smartphone.
As well as Phone, Essential will “soon” sell Home a standalone assistant similar to Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Home.
Android creator unveils latest phone, home assistant device
Palo Alto-based Essential said the new Essential Phone features an edge-to-edge screen, a titanium-and-ceramic case and dual cameras.
SAN FRANCISCO Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Android mobile phone operating system, has launched a new company called Essential Products to sell a high-end smartphone and a home assistant device.
The device will compete against the Amazon.com Echo and Alphabet’s Google Home speaker, which are powered by the Alexa and the Google Assistant voice services respectively.
Essential confirmed the Home device will let the user choose between Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri.
Essential plans to announce a ship date for the devices in the next few weeks.
As it stated in “I’m extremely skeptical that this phone will do any better than any other recent attempt to change the smartphone market.”
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A 360-camera that snaps on magnetically to the back of the phone can be ordered for an additional $50.
The smartphones will first be released in the United States, where they can be reserved at the website www.essential.com for $699.
Google makes Android software—which powers most smartphones sold—available free to device makers.