Essential Phone creators prepare to launch new smartphone in 2023

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta June 24, 2022
Updated 2022/06/24 at 9:42 PM

It was in 2017 that the “father of Android”, Andy Rubin, launched a smartphone with everything that should be “essential” in a machine like this. The Essential Phone was, in fact, another market flop, having been discontinued in less than two years and without successors, although they were announced several times.

At the end of 2021, a new company was created, OSOM, by former employees of Essential, which is now preparing to put a new machine on the market in partnership with Solana Mobile.

After failure... success?

THE THE SOUND, after he introduced himself to the world, with part of the team that was behind Essential and Essential Phone, he immediately showed his intention to create a new smartphone. Behold, more than half a year later, the company unveils a little more of what is being developed, with an important partnership.

OSOM teamed up with Solana Mobile, a subsidiary of Solana Labs, to create the OV1 smartphone, the then-spoken codename for the device, which now goes by the name Saga.

Saga, a new smartphone

The Saga will be a mid/high range device. Although it should come with the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, it will be after Qualcomm launches the new version of its top SoC and the most popular brands start launching their smartphones in this segment.

In addition, according to the announcement made, it will have 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. The screen will be 6.67 "with OLED technology. About cameras or battery, nothing was revealed.

This announcement served to announce a software development platform, Solana Mobile Stack, on which developers should start creating applications and software in general.

The Saga phone is expected to launch in early 2023, with a price tag of around 1,000 euros, according to the companies involved. It will only be available for sale in the US, Canada, UK and European Union. Common 100 dollar deposit You can now pre-book this product.

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