There was consternation back in May when Andy Rubin’s Essential PH-1 phone was revealed as an exclusive of America’s fourth placed network, Sprint.
Now a UK launch is on the cards and it appears as if the bezel-less Android smartphone will once again be restricted to a single carrier.
The handset is about to ship in the US for $699, which is around £540 at the current exchange rate, although UK pricing is yet to be confirmed.
In terms of specs it has an edge-to-edge 5.7-inch QHD display and a modular design, which enables, among other accessories, a 360-degree camera to be attached to the top of the phone.
It has a 13-megpixel dual-camera set-up capable of 4K video, with the second lens used as a monochrome sensor. The selfie camera is 8-megapixels.
In terms of power, it runs off the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM.
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