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Essential Phone gets a new update with camera improvements and more

Essential Phone, the phone by Android’s co-founder Andy Rubin is not a very successful one. It was reported that the company managed to sell only 5000 units of Essential Phone.

Now Essential has released a new update to the Essential Phone. The update comes as OTA which can be downloaded using the system updates. The software update comes with build number NMI81C for Essential Phone. The update is for camera performance. But in order to get the improvements in camera performance, you need to download the app update from Google Play Store.

Detailed changelog is given below,


  • Boosted capture speed in regular and low light to below 1 second (over 40% faster)
  • Improved brightness and performance in low-light
  • Spatial sound when shooting in 360 (supported on device, Facebook and YouTube)
  • Use volume up/down keys as shutter buttons in 360 mode
  • Countdown timer when in 360 camera mode
  • Bug fixes and overall reliability improvements

The company is still working on many new features and changes that will be seen in next update.

Shivam Singh
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