Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, created Essential a few years ago and introduced the company’s first smartphone in 2017. Although the modular smartphone had some unique features (at the time), it couldn’t bring in enough money.
While reports pointed to the fact that the phone was not performing well in sales due to limited offerings from carriers in select markets, there were other troubling issues that caused the PH-1 phone to fail. The phone’s initial debut created a lot of hype, with critics praising the unique design, small notch display, and its titanium-ceramic build. The display was really bezel-less and the modular connector pins that allowed for the connection of accessories. But despite the unique looks, countless camera updates, and new features, the Essential Ph-1 came under fire due to its ‘disappointing camera’, faulty performance, average battery backup, and most of all, its high price. Hopefully, the Android creator’s company has learned from past mistakes.
According to a SlashGear reportEssential is reportedly working on the PH-1’s successor, the Essential PH-2. While reports of the apparent existence of the second generation essential phone Emerging in December last year, a set of drawings supposedly created by Essential reveal details about the phone’s screen and design.
Illustrations as stained by SlashGear It shows a fingerprint sensor under the screen. According to the report, the front camera will be placed under the screen and a special panel will turn translucent when taking a selfie. Together these should result in a completely bezel-less display without a notch or some kind of fancy pop-up camera.
The report further suggests that the camera behind the screen will be accompanied by a light sensor and that Essential You could go for an OLED panel. Apparently the name PH-2 was previously seen in a leak document. In addition to the speculated design information, other details regarding the Essential PH-2 phone are scarce at this time.
A report since Bloomberg last year he indicated that Andy Rubin’s company is working on an AI phone. According to the report, the startup is developing a “new type of phone” that will try to imitate the user and respond to messages automatically. The device, labeled a “mobile product,” is said to have a different design language than a standard smartphone. Bloomberg Note that the device will have a small screen and that users will be able to interact with voice commands. Essential hasn’t shared a word on when it plans to introduce this AI phone.
To remember, the Essential PH-1 launched in May 2017 with an edge-to-edge 5.7-inch QHD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. However, Essential discontinued the PH-1 last year.
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