Andy Rubin, the man who co-founded Android Inc. and who some call “The Father of Android”, hasn’t been in Google’s employ since leaving the company in 2014. Since then, Google’s former Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content has opened up two companies (Playground Global and Essential Products Inc.) and word on the street is, he’s planning to release a high-end bezel-less smartphone to take on the likes of the Apple iPhone and the Google Pixel.
Not only will this flagship device have an edge-to-edge bezel-less display, but rumor has it that it will be modular in nature as well; using a proprietary connector that doubles up as a charging port. There’s some hearsay that it will have a larger display that the iPhone 7 Plus but, thanks to the lack of bezels, the phone will have smaller dimensions. All its internals will be wrapped in a metal frame with a ceramic back, thus drawing comparisons to the Xiaomi Mi Mix.
Expect to pay a premium for this device, as its price point is allegedly going to be somewhere in the vicinity of the iPhone and Pixel. We can also expect the phone from the Android co-founder sometime in the middle of 2017.