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Specs Leaked For Android Creator’s Next Smartphone

Andy Rubin, the original creator of Google’s Android mobile OS, has been teasing his new smartphone on Twitter for what already feels like months.

However, despite an official unveiling of the device still yet to occur, cyber-sleuths over at MobileTelefon have dug up a spec sheet (via Android benchmarking tool GFXBench) believed to be for the new handset.

They say the phone will run on Android Nougat, feature a 5.5-inch display with the same rectangular aspect ratio found in the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8. Under the hood, it’ll pack together Qualcomm’s 2.2Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor and a hefty 4GBs of RAM.

Camera-wise, it’s believed that the Essential smartphone will feature a 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front shooter.

Finally, the device also features a unique magnetic connector in its design, which some have suggested could indicate the handset supporting modular accessories a la Motorola’s MotoMod ecosystem.

Rubin was a cofounder of Android Inc before it was acquired by Google in 2005. Since then he’s headed up the robotics division of Google as well as founded his own tech incubator Playground Global.

To date, the only real information about the handset has come directly from him via Twitter.

Expect more information on the handset to trickle out about the smartphone in the coming months.

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