The Essential Phone is official: a bezel-less handset for the future by the creator of Android

The Essential Phone has just broken cover. It's the first phone by the namesake company, conceived by Andy Rubin, the person who created Android and showing his idea of what the Android phone of the future should look like...
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82 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Full screen NICE, any news on the screen size? Any News on Price? & if releasing outside america like here in the UK. Im not a fan of the monochrome second cameras i prefer a zoomed in second camera But will wait for photo samples.

6. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Its a beautiful phone indeed and it has no curved edges with in turn makes it all the more useful that being said, theres no headphone jack and its attempts at modujarity are mediocre at best. Here, motorola still schools everyone and then some. Anyway congrats @essential at a terrific first attempt.

15. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The screen size is 5.71"

16. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Dude, it's written: 5.71' display size

20. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Wasnt there earlier , they updated the page.

27. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And... with 19:10 aspect ratio! WTF

62. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

lol and everybody thought the 18:9 was odd. personally I like the more narrow screens.

22. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Not when the article was written it too Phonearena 15 minutes to update with the Details of the phone. & I can not edit the post.

49. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

That phone screen is about as big as I am tall. Do you mean 5.71" by chance?

32. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Looks like a iPhone 4 or 5... Wonder what other accessories they'll make for the magnetic connector??

42. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yeah, Iphone 5 methinks.

2. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Wow that's something different.

10. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Well, i dont think its all that different tbh. Thats not a bad thing though as this might well be the most beautiful and exciting flagship of 2017 (so far).

3. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Finally no cheap aluminum. Hail to titanium.

34. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

When the phone is dropped Aluminum : OMG I hope the phone is okay Titanium : OMG I hope the floor is okay

57. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Titanium it's really a very hard metal. I have a titanium Tissot. It scratches plenty.

67. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

Hell yeah. Never understood the whole aluminum swoon by everyone

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Looks great except the hole in the screen. I know the status bar will black it out in some applications but in others it's a design nightmare.

7. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

It would even be worse with the rumored iphone 8.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Don't disagree if the concept renders hit the mark.

5. Alter

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Sounds expensive.

73. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

It is if 700$ is what you consider as expensive.

8. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

With a Full screen display does that mean this is lacking the Number one feature, LED Notification light????

13. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

How will fullscreen apps look with that camera hole on the screen?

59. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

I can perfectly understand not everyone wants this sh!t of notification lights. It wakes you up in the night, informs everyone that you have a message from XXX application pending, and probably doesn't consume much battery but gives the impression it is. But I agree also that options are important and that anyone can disable it, but still, not a big loss.

9. ancellim

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

It has no headphone jack, no buy no matter how good it is. Please no debate about jacks and adapters, got enough of that.

25. jellmoo

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

If you don't want a debate on the matter, why bother posting your opinion?

28. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The v comment section is meant for users to post their opinion... That doesn't necessarily mean they want to debate or argue when they post!

33. jellmoo

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

That's what it's for though. Stating an opinion and closing the discussion on it straight away is pointless. Why even post the initial thought? At that point it's just thread clutter.

35. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

^This
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