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The most-waited iPhone-rival that Android co-founder Andy Rubin had teased more than a month back may finally be releasing at the end of this month. Rubin tweeted that he is finally ready to showcase what he has been up to all this while and urged followers to follow the new Twitter handle of @Essential.
Earlier in March, Rubin had tweeted a sneak-peek of the phone indicating the bezel-less nature of the phone. It was a calculated tease. Rubin showed just one corner of the phone with a rose-petal wallpaper and the battery indicator, clock, and phone network visible.
Apart from this, nothing much is known as to what the phone will be like. Based on patents filed by the company, the phone will use a revolutionary new mobile operating system.
It is also rumoured that the phone will have neither a USB-Type C charger or a Lightning connector. Instead, the phone will come with a new proprietary connector which will double up as a port to augment the device’s capabilities apart from charging it. There were talks of a modular spherical camera which can take 360 degree photos and videos in high resolution.
Moreover, Andy Rubin had stated that the phone will focus heavily on artificial intelligence, augmented reality and robotics. It has also been reported that Essential Inc. has been working on a 3D touch module to enable pressure sensitive displays. The Essential smartphone will reportedly open the floodgates to a range of connected devices including tablets and other smart home products. Bloomberg had reported that Rubin could be aiming for a mid-2017 launch. The May 30 announcement date is in line with the report.