A new ad for Michelin features a surprise guest star - perhaps it is Andy Rubin’s Essential Android smartphone. Check out the ad below, the handset appears for a moment at 0:07.
Here’s a still shot so you don’t have to hover over the Pause button.
Notice how only the top corners are rounded. This excludes the Xiaomi Mi Mix where all four corners are rounded. And it’s not a Sharp Aquos Crystal either. The thin, button-less bottom rules out other options as well.
So, what’s all the fuss about? Remember that Rubin co-founded the company that initially developed Android and it now sounds like he wants back in the game. We’d love to see some hybrid of a Pixel phone and the Mi Mix.
Of course, this quick glimpse doesn't tell us much. But if you look closely at the bottom of transparent case, you'll notice three holes - will you bet they are for the USB, loudspeaker and a headphone jack?
Thanks to eagle-eyed Simon, who spotted this!