Google’s Eric Schmidt confirms that new Essential smartphone will boot Android


A few days ago Android originator Andy Rubin teased a new smartphone which is said to have bezel-less display and will be branded from Essential. Though the specs of this new smartphone has been a mystery up until now, Alphabet’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has affirmed through his tweet that the phone will run on Android.

We also received information about a new smartphone from a Geekbench listing a few days ago. The device with model no FIH-PM1 was benchmarked with a Snapdragon 835 processor along with 4GB of RAM and running on Android 7.1 Nougat.

Having said that, other specs of the smartphone such as the camera details and the battery capacity are unknown as yet, but some believe that it will feature a 5.5-inch or a larger display. However, whether the phone spotted on Geekbench is the same device that Andy Rubin has teased is still a mystery at this point.

As far as the teaser of the smartphone is concerned, it appears to have a likeness to the Galaxy S8 and the Xiaomi Mi Mix going by the bezel-less display. The phone is said to be a flagship from Essential which will be a competitor to the Galaxy S8 and the upcoming iPhone.