The first smartphone from the Essential company started by Android co-founder Andy Rubin looks like it'll be announced next week. Then, in March, he teased what appeared to be the first smartphone - and, as he already hinted, it has nearly no bezel. Furthermore, the iPhone 8 is expected to have an edgeless display as well, so Essential had better have more tricks up its sleeve. It was later confirmed by Google's Eric Schmidt that the handset will be running Android, no surprises there. Now, after a couple months of silence, Essential has announced via Twitter that "something big" is coming 30 May. But that's pretty much all we know.
Andy Rubin has himself said that he and his team at Essential are "almost ready to share with you what we've been up to". From a picture teased earlier this year via Twitter, we can see that the phone has a speaker cutout at the top. Essential's Twitter page doesn't yet offer any other clues. Third-party modules are on the way, while Essential itself is working on a spherical camera add-on that captures high-res 360-degree images.