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Specs arrive for the unofficial Essential Phone sequel, but is it worth $1,000?
- The Saga will have a 50MP main and 12MP ultrawide camera.
- The phone will feature a 6.67″ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
- It will ship with Android 13.
Although a number of details have already reached the public about the spiritual successor to the Essential Phone, we never had information about the actual specs. Solana Mobile has changed that after updating its website.
If you need a refresher, after the company responsible for the Essential Phone went defunct, the former employees created a new company called OSOM. The OSOM OV1 was planned to be the new company’s first smartphone. However, we found out this June that OSOM had renamed the OV1 to the Saga and that it partnered with Solana Mobile for its launch.
We already know a few things about the handset like the launch window is expected to be 2023, the display size is 6.67-inches, and the processor will be a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. However, Solana Mobile has given us some new information in the form of the phone’s specs. Below you’ll see a table with all the information Solana Mobile provided.
|Solana Mobile Specs|
Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen1
Qi compatible wireless charging
- OIS 50MP ƒ/1.8 wide
- 12MP ƒ/2.2 ultrawide
- 16MP ƒ/2.4 Wide
microSD up to 512GB
UMTS (3G), LTE (4G), NR (5G), DSDS, CSFB, VoLTE, ViLTEVoNR, SVLTE
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax + 2x2 MIMO
NFC EMVCo Certified
Ultrawideband channels 5 and 9
164 x 75.3 x 8.4mm
Additionally, we know that the Saga will ship with a USB-C charging cable that comes with an interesting twist. On its Twitter page, OSOM revealed earlier this year that this charging cable will have a toggle that lets users switch between charging-only and data transfer modes. It also revealed on Twitter that the Saga phone would be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
If you would like to know more details about the Saga phone, you can check out some of our earlier reporting here, here, and here.