The next Essential phone should be easier to repair than the PH-1

While Andy Rubin, the founder and CEO of Essential Products, is currently on leave of absence, the company doesn't seem to be affected by this - which is great news for folks looking forward to finding out what's next for Essential.


Not long after launching its very first smartphone - dubbed PH-1, or Essential Phone - the company is already planning its moves related to future handsets. More exactly, in a recent Reddit AMA (ask me anything) session, Essential confirmed a "next generation phone", though it gave little details about it. In fact, the only thing that Essential shared about the upcoming device is that they're "focusing on reparability" for it. This comes after an iFixit report which concluded that the first Essential handset was very hard to repair.


Even if the Essential PH-1 (pictured above) is difficult to repair, Essential says the following: 


This should be reasurring for any current or future Essential Phone owners.


As for Essential's next smartphone, we have no idea what this will bring, and neither when it should be announced. In any case, we expect to hear more on the matter in the first half of 2018.

source: Reddit 



1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

I don’t think there will be a next one.

2. Cat97

Posts: 1864; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It's actually a great phone, better in many ways than many other flagships.

4. Nopers unregistered

Almost worth it when they slashed $200 off the price.

5. Fshack78

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 03, 2017

Yes there will most definitely be a new one. Essential is literally a billion dollar company because of all the massive investment backing they received. Without a shadow of a doubt iteration number 2 will arrive. They have so much money to play with.

3. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I hope they release a new phone very similar to PH-1, but with an Amoled screen

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