Just one day after unveiling three fresh color variants of the Essential Phone, Essential today announced yet another new version of the handset. Called Halo Gray, the new model is unique because it comes with Amazon Alexa built in - thus offering an alternative to Google Assistant (the virtual assistant that's already available on all other color variants of the Essential Phone).
The Halo Gray Essential Phone - pictured above and below - doesn't seem to be too different from the Stellar Gray model unveiled yesterday. According to Essential, the design difference between the two is that the Stellar Gray variant has a matte black ceramic back and black titanium frame, while the Halo Gray device has a black matte ceramic back and natural-colored titanium frame. Uhm, okay then.
The Halo Gray Essential Phone can be pre-ordered as of today, exclusively on Amazon (see the first source link below), and will be released on February 21. Unlike the Stellar Gray model, which will be sold by Essential for $599, the Halo Gray handset is offered by Amazon for just $449 - this making it Essential's cheapest smartphone yet. In case you're wondering, the Halo Gray Essential Phone has the exact same specs as all the other color versions of the device.