Essential says "a new wave" is coming on February 15 - will we see a new phone?

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Several months back, Essential confirmed that it was working on a next-generation handset, saying that this should be easier to repair than the original Essential Phone. Now, the company is getting ready to announce something on February 15 - that's Thursday - and this might have something to do with a new smartphone. 

Essential took to Twitter to inform the world that "a new wave [of something] is coming" on February 15. The company also shared an image - seen above - showing what resembles the fingerprint scanner of the first Essential Phone. This could mean the announcement is not about a brand new device, but just about new color variants of the model that's already available to buy.  

Right now, the original Essential Phone (model number PH-1) is sold only in two color versions: Black Moon and Pure White. But, ever since announcing the handset last year, Essential showcased other two colors of it: Ocean Depths, and Stellar Gray.  

As we already said, the teaser image posted by Essential on Twitter seems to be showing the fingerprint scanner of its current phone - more exactly, it might be the golden trim around the scanner of the Ocean Depths model (pictured below). However, the image's background is more like blue/teal, and doesn't exactly match the greenish nuance of the Ocean Depths handset. That's why we're not completely excluding the possibility of seeing a brand new Essential device come Thursday. Whatever is going to happen, we'll be here to let you know. 

P.S.: It's not too early for a new handset made by Essential. The first Essential Phone was announced on May 30, 2017, so it'll soon be 1 year old. 

source: Essential (Twitter)

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1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

No notch please

4. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

+100. And a big batt. And ffs get out to international markets faster.

11. Phullofphil

Posts: 1799; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I hope the notch is so big it’s a bezel........that’s proggress


Posts: 418; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

A Headphone Jack is mandatory

12. Omaressameldin

Posts: 6; Member since: May 23, 2017

I doubt this is gonna happen. Once the jack is gone it's not gonna come back

14. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

that's what people thought about with removable storage.

17. matistight

Posts: 987; Member since: May 13, 2009

It was never removed though, it just wasn't added.

16. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I'd rather say: "A Headphone Jack is Essential" ;-)

3. fyah_king unregistered

A bigger screen, please!!!

5. dimas

Posts: 3374; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

For their first gen phone, I think Essential did pretty well if not great. Don't replace the ceramic-titanium build and get a high-tier camera hardware and micro-sd card for your 2nd gen, Essential.

18. matistight

Posts: 987; Member since: May 13, 2009

And a headset jack and water resistance.

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2215; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

There is really no Android phone that can create consumer excitement...

13. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

galaxy lines always do, innovate with software features for days

7. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

We'll probably see that Ocean color...

8. gamehead unregistered

Im interested

10. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

A new color option of the Essential Phone, perhaps.

15. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 275; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

This is not a new phone, just a new color. Same one as the original

19. Shott3r

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 28, 2017

It's just the green color.

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