Galaxy S8 this, iPhone 8 that — how about a phone that might outshine both?
Andy Rubin, who was a founding member of Android and now owns his own company named Essential Products, has been working on a bezel-less smartphone aimed at the high-end market with a planned release in a few months.
Although this juicy information was revealed by Bloomberg last January, it’s only now we’re getting a chance to see what the handset in question may look like, courtesy of a teaser posted by Rubin himself:
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
Lots of folks, including YouTube personality Marques Brownlee, clearly weren’t too happy about the lack of details:
@Arubin You TEASE
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) March 27, 2017
And why not? The phone — whatever it’s called — bears some resemblance to the gorgeous Xiaomi Mi Mix which launched late last year. Taking the borderless concept a step further would allow it to compete with the equally stunning Galaxy S8 that’s launching tomorrow and Apple’s grand tenth-anniversary iPhone coming out later this year.
As of now, there aren’t even any leaks or rumors to confirm what operating system Rubin’s phone will use. What we know for sure is it’ll reach Google Pixel pricing, in the vicinity of $650. Doesn’t sound promising for a newcomer with absolutely no brand identity to boast, but we have a lot of faith in the guy who brought Android to life and had the guts to leave Google for his own projects.