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Definition: Essential Phone

An Android smartphone from Essential Products, Palo Alto, CA, www.essential.com, founded by Andy Rubin, the original developer of the Android operating system. Announced in 2017, the Essential Phone is "pure Android" with a 5.7" edge-to-edge screen, titanium case and 128GB of storage. A wireless charging dock is also an option. The device accepts add-on functionality by magnetic attachment and is available from the Essential website. See pure Android and Android.

The PH-1 and 360 Camera
The add-on camera attaches magnetically for 360 degree images. (Images courtesy of Essential Products, www.essential.com)