Essential Phone releases a detachable 3,5mm jack for PH-1 for $ 149

Nov

14

2018

Essential has released the Audio Adapter HD in the United States and Canada. This is a detachable 3.5mm socket for the first smartphone from Essential, the PH-1. That came out last year, where the 3.5 mm connection was missing. The adapter costs 149 dollars

The Audio HD Today has a built-in dac from ESS Saber, which has to provide input of a quality of 24bit or 96kHz. Via the MQA algorithm, according to Essential, this leads to rendering with a quality of 32-bit or 384kHz. Among others, music streaming service Tidal works with MQA files.

The 3.5 mm jack has a physical connection to the telephone for power via the pogo pin on the back, but the sound is transmitted with a wireless connection at 60 GHz. The Audio Adapter HD is the second accessory of the pogo pin on the back of the Essential Phone. The first is a 360-degree camera that the phone maker released simultaneously with the phone.

The adapter is currently only available in North America for 149 dollars, making the price roughly 30 percent of the American price of Essential Phone . Whether the accessory comes out of the US and Canada is not known.

The Essential PH-1 was announced in May 2017 by Android founder Andy Rubin and at the beginning of this year it was announced that the device also came to the Benelux. Originally the device came out in the United States for a price of $ 699, but the actual release was postponed several times due to production problems, causing the price to drop.

Reportedly, the company is currently working on the development of a new phone that uses ai . However, it does not go well with the company; a month ago, 30 percent of the staff were reportedly discharged .

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