Andy Rubin’s Essential FIH-PM1 smartphone with QHD display stops at GFXBench


Andy Rubin played a pivotal role in taking Android to a larger scale. After exiting Google in 2014, he has been quietly working on the next big thing which he teased on Twitter last month. Now the same bezel-less smartphone with Essential FIH-PM1 name has passed through the GFXBench.

Andy Rubin’s upcoming Essential FIH-PM1 phone ends up revealing some finer details at the GFXBench listing. The Essential FIH-PM1 runs the 2.2GHz Octa-core mobile processor and we suspect it is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip. Actually the Adreno 540 GPU gives it away.

Essential FIH-PM1

This smartphone will pack 4GB of RAM and will offer only 16GB of on-board storage. Quite often the GFXBench’s display detection throws us off. As in this case, it detects the Essential FIH-PM1 to pack 18-inch display which would be preposterous. However, the display’s 2560 x 1312 pixel resolution does promise a QHD display. By default, it boots Android 7.0 Nougat.

At the back is a 12-megapixel camera with LED flash and it can record UHD resolution video. Even the front-facing 8-megapixel camera will be able to record UHD videos. Other features include Bluetooth, Accelerometer, Light Sensor, Pedometer, Proximity Sensor, GPS, Compass, and thermometer.

The Essential FIH-PM1 will also feature a proprietary magnetic connector that will allow attaching other hardware accessories. Speculations suggest that this phone will have a ceramic rear panel.

While the actual launch time of this phone is unknown, rumours hint that it will cost $649 (Rs. 41,900 approx.).

[Source: GFXBench]