The Essential PH-1 is expected to launch on 20th June, 2018 in India. The mobile comes with a large 5.7 inch IPS LCD display covered by corning gorilla glass 5 for screen protection. It has a superb screen resolution of 1,312 x 2,560 pixels. The smartphone makes use of an octa core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 that is coupled with Adreno 540 GPU, 4GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage. There is an 8MP (f/2.20) selfie shooter and a dual back camera with 13MP (f/1.85) each present for photography and videography needs. Both the snappers (front and back) supports 4K video recording. The rear cameras use both colour and monochrome sensors which capture up to 200% more light. There is also a 360-degree camera port present at the back of the smartphone, capturing brilliant sharp images and videos. The connectivity aspects on board the PH-1 include wi-fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, wifi direct, hotspot, 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, with A-GPS, GLONASS and dual sim (Nano + Nano).
The PH-1 is fuelled by a 3,040mAh Li-Ion battery which delivers long hours of backup. It supports fast charging as well as you can charge the smartphone wirelessly (supports cordless connector). It runs Android 7.1(Nougat), out of the box. The fingerprint sensor is equipped at rear, which claims to work faster and in a protected way. Other sensors include accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and barometer.
The handset is available in Stellar Gray, Ocean Depths, Black Moon and Pure White colors. The Essential PH-1 is priced at Rs. 45,200 for 4GB and 128GB variant.