The Essential Phone now has new (and more expensive) limited color editions


Essential just announced that it's launching three new color versions of its very first smartphone - the Essential Phone. While we've already seen two of these colors (Stellar Gray and Ocean Depths), the third one - Copper Black - was never revealed before today.

All these are limited edition colors, only "a small batch of each" has been made, so they might not be available for long. Essential explains this by the fact that it's difficult to develop custom colors for the ceramic back of its handset. 

Interestingly, you'll have to pay extra for the privilege of owning any of the three new color variants. While the currently available Black Moon and Pure White versions of the Essential Phone are sold for $499, the new models are priced at $599. 

The Essential Phone in Ocean Depths (with teal back and copper/golden accents) will be available to buy starting later today, February 15. The Stellar Gray model (with mate back and a titanium frame) will go on sale on February 20. And finally, the Copper Black model (with glossy back and a copper frame) will be released on February 22. Only Essential is selling these limited edition colors, meaning you won't find them at retailers like Best Buy or Amazon. So, any takers?

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