Essential Phone to Ship Within a Week

Essential Phone to Ship Within a Week
Andy Rubin's answer to the iPhone will be available to pre-order for customers within seven days.

(CCM) — Andy Rubin's keenly anticipated Essential Phone will finally ship to customers within the next seven days, according to an International Business Times report.

In an email sent to pre-order customers, the company promised that the black or "Black Moon" version of the device will be available, although the white or "Pure White" version will be delayed for "a couple of weeks," according to the report.

The Essential phone is capable of taking 360 degree movie footage using a separate 360-degree camera module which attaches at the back of the handset magnetically, but phone customers who have pre-ordered the camera module as well will have to wait for a separate email from the company to find out when it will be available.

The phone is notable for carrying no visible branding, and for having a 5.71-inch edge-to-edge screen with no bezel. It is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor chipset and is equipped with 4GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, and a 3,040mAh battery with Quick Charge 4 support.

Andy Rubin was the original creator of the Android operating system, which was sold to Google in 2005 for an estimated $50 million.

Image: © Essential.