A few weeks back, the world got its first look at Android co-founder Andy Rubin’s upcoming flagship smartphone. The smartphone has today been spotted on the popular GFXBench graphics benchmark database, revealing impressive hardware specifications. The handset has been listed on GFXBench as the “Essential FIH-PM1”.
According to the benchmark listing, the smartphone will feature a 1312 x 2560 resolution display, resulting in a weird aspect ratio similar to the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 duo. The display size is listed to be 18-inches, but it is most likely a mistake. Rumors suggest the handset will feature a 5.5-inch sized display, a popular size for both mid-range as well as flagship smartphones these days. Under the hood will be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC clocked at 2.2 GHz, with the Adreno 540 GPU handling the graphics.
In the memory department, the smartphone could prove to be a disappointment, as the listing suggests it will be equipped with 4GB of RAM and a low 16GB of onboard storage. However, there is a possibility that the final retail models will include higher onboard storage options.
Moving on, the GFXBench listing reveals the smartphone is going to feature a 13MP resolution primary camera at the back, capable of capturing 4K video. On the front will be an 8MP selfie shooter, listed as being capable of capturing 4K video.
The smartphone will be manufactured by Foxconn and is being developed by a company called Essential Products. We expect it to be unveiled sometime around the middle of this year.