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Is it Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone in the Michelin Ad?

Andy Rubin co-created Android OS before selling it off to Google. He is rumored to be working on a flagship smartphone with bezel-less display and modular capabilities. There is no confirmation on the moniker of the phone, but the rumor mill is calling it as the Essential phone as it is pegged to be released by Rubin’s Essential Products, Inc. Few weeks ago, Rubin had teased the smartphone through a tweet.

In a new Michelin, a smartphone featuring a huge bezel-less display shows up for a second at 0:07. The phone has rounded corners at the top, large bezel-less screen and a thin bottom bezel without any buttons. Some may speculate that it could be the Xiaomi Mi Mix or Doogee Mix, but these phones do not resemble exactly with the mysterious phone shown in the video. The phone is placed in a protective case that seems to have cutouts for connectivity features like USB, audio jack and external speakers.

The appearance of Essential FIH-PM1 smartphone that has appeared on benchmarking platforms like GFXBench and Geekbench have revealed that it would be coming with a 5.5-inch display that supports a resolution of 2,560 x 1,312 pixels, Snapdragon 835, 4 GB RAM, 16 GB storage, 12-mega pixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera.

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