Bezel-less smartphones are arguably the next big thing in the mobile industry, and Andy Rubin – one of the co-founders of Android – has just teased his company’s new device with such a feature. Based on the teaser, the upcoming smartphone seems to have an edge-to-edge display akin to Xiaomi’s Mi Mix.
Back in January, Rubin announced that he will be starting a new company dubbed Essential, and he will be releasing several new consumer products; the main one being a flagship smartphone that is to go head-to-head with Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Pixel smartphones. Needless to say, Rubin’s Twitter post is our first look at the new device.
I’m really excited about how this is shaping up. Eager to get it in more people’s hands… pic.twitter.com/LRzQCFSKTm
— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) March 27, 2017
Beyond the image above, not much is known about Essential’s upcoming smartphone, although we can see what seems to be a speaker cutout on the top of the device – it’ll be interesting if the bezel-less phone should come with stereo front-facing speakers. Other than that, there is also a volume rocker on the right side of the device.
Although there’s barely any information on the specifications of Essential’s mysterious smartphone, it should be packing hardware one would expect from a high-end flagship device. After all, it’s supposed to be on par with the iPhone and Google Pixel.