The Essential Phone may have been discontinued, but a sequel is already in the works
by Cosmin Vasile / Dec 29, 2018, 7:38 AM
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.
- Display 5.7" 1312 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3040 mAh
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"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.
posted on Dec 29, 2018, 9:00 AM 11
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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.
posted on Dec 29, 2018, 9:14 AM 0
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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...
posted on Dec 29, 2018, 11:35 AM 7
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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.
posted on Dec 29, 2018, 11:30 AM 1
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