It has been known for a while now that Android co-founder Andy Rubin has been developing a new smartphone. He started a company called Essential after leaving his position at Google. The handset has been teased once by Rubin so not much is known about it right now. However, it appears that the Essential smartphone is going to be launched on May 31st.

The official Twitter account for Essential has tweeted just now that “something big is coming,” that’s a great way of subtly suggesting that it’s going to make the announcement that many have been looking forward to.

Andy Rubin has himself said that he and his team at Essential are “almost ready to share with you what we’ve been up to.” A lot of people have been curious about what Essential has been working on so the announcement will certainly be watched closely.

The Essential smartphone teaser that was posted online two months back suggested that it would have minimal bezels and curved corners. It was later confirmed by Google’s Eric Schmidt that the handset will be running Android, no surprises there.

Some reports have suggested that the handset is going to have a proprietary connector which will be used for charging the battery and expanding the phone’s functionality over time. This means that it’s likely going to have modular components.

No further details are available at this point in time so we’ll have to wait until May 30th to find out what Essential has been up to.

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