Android creator Andy Rubin unveiled his first phone dubbed Essential Phone a few weeks ago, but the phone’s shipment has been marred with delays amid growing company issues.
Not so long ago, a top official stepped down from the company, but it appears that this won’t derail any of the company’s plans to establish its name in the smartphone industry. Apparently, there’s a new Essential phone in the works that goes by the model number A11.
This has not been talked about lately, but now that the Wi-Fi Alliance has cleared it, we may soon be seeing a follow up to the first Essential Phone, which has model number PH-1. There’s nothing much we can get from this Wi-Fi listing other than the OS, where the phone has been confirmed with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Other than these, the only other technical details we get are the firmware version NMF26X 96 and hardware version EVT3.
The first Essential Phone PH-1 was announced in May and it comes as a flagship handset. Whether this unknown Essential A11 will also be a flagship handset or is simply a variant of the already announced model is still unknown, but we should get more details sooner or later.
As noted, the Essential Phone has not been released yet, but it’s expected to start selling this Q3 priced at $750 and exclusive to Sprint. The phone has a huge 5.71-inch bezel-less display with a QHD resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The processor on board is the latest Snapdragon 835 paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB of non-expandable storage.
In terms of software, you get Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, just like the unknown Essential A11. The cameras have a 13MP dual setup on the back and an 8MP shooter on the front. Keeping the phone alive is a 3040mAh battery unit that supports fast charging technology via a USB-C port.