Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone debuted last month, to pretty positive hype from those who saw the device up close. Now it’s getting closer to its debut and it’s for its expected FCC certification. That came recently and we have the deets below.

The Essential PH-1 Android smartphone comes with an ultra narrow bezel screen, an attachable 360 degree camera and a selfie cam smack in the middle of the handset’s “forehead”. Interestingly, there are still unknown aspects about the phone, so that’s why the FCC certification made the news. Thanks to them we learned that the phone will be compatible with all major US carriers, even the CDMA ones.

The news said recently that this will be a Sprint exclusive, but there may be hope for releases on other carriers. Essential Phone got a lot of hype over the past year, since it comes from Andy Rubin, the creator of Android. Other things going for it are the nifty design, the apparent modularity and high end specs. The water and dust resilience are still up in the air, with the company “finishing testing” to get the IP certification.

Priced at $699, the device will also be sold unlocked, not only on Sprint. For those not familiar with the specs, the Essential Phone comes with a Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4 GB of RAM and a 5.7 inch screen with a 1313 x 2560 pixel resolution., as well as 128 GB of storage.

via slashgear