The Essential Phone may have been discontinued, but a sequel is already in the works

The Essential Phone may have been discontinued, but a sequel is already in the works
What started as a guess proved to be 100% accurate, as Essential announced it will not adding any new Essential Phone inventory going forward. But that's not the only thing that Essential revealed to its fans, as the statement mentions plans to another mobile product.

An Essential spokesperson told The Verge that while the Essential Phone won't be sold through the company's store any longer, accessories will still be available for purchase for the time being. On top of that, the Essential Phone will continue to receive software updates in a timely manner.


However, the statement also refers to Essential's “next mobile product,” something that we didn't think it would be possible after reports about an Essential Phone 2 being shelved. Even though the Essential Phone is far from being perfect, we're quite excited to see what's the next chapter for the U.S. company.

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8 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1797; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

"Mobile Product" does not necessarily mean a smartphone in the traditional sense. I read they are working on something revolutionary. But I do believe that Essential quit too soon regarding smartphones, a chin-less smartphone with selfie camera hole and a good rear camera would have brought them success, given the laziness of Android manufacturers in removing the chin.

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

It's not laziness. It's cost. Apple was able to do it due to high amount of budget which enabled it to fold the OLED inwards and significantly reduce the chin size.

5. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Samsung and LG make the OLED displays wafer thin in comparison to traditional LCD. So the majority of the work goes to them, and not Apple. Apple mainly cuts the displays for the notch cutout.

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2893; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You're an idiot and triggered. That's all I have to say.

4. Subie

Posts: 2321; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Because saying that a sequel is in the works in the title might generate more clicks... I for one was deceived into thinking that there was some new unreported revelation regarding a new phone. Only to be disappointed after reading the article! Thanks Cosmin...

3. CEDEOTB

Posts: 375; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

The same design with a taller 19:9 display and punch hole camera in the top centre would be nice. Throw the fingerprint scanner underneath the display, reduce the chin, and improve the camera quality and they got a hit.

7. libra89

Posts: 2264; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Glad that I got to try it out at least. We'll see what's to come.

8. Zylam

Posts: 1809; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

They had so much promise, pretty upsetting to see how things ended up with Andy. I guess it's back to the usual wait for the next Pixel/Note/iPhone.

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