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

45. Takeharu

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Another phone that will never see the light of day at least in its current form. It looks like a fan render of the iPhone 8 or something and a screen like that is basically impossible.

48. Bankz

Posts: 2545; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lol, you live under a rock?

46. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Very nice design. With some small changes and sensible pricing it easily would be a hit. Its display and cameras probably will kill it more than anything else IMO.

50. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Great design! The combination of titanium and ceramic is welcome. Like the unique look it has too! Looking like a strong contender for best phone of 2017.

51. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

These companies try to innovate in everything except for the battery. Why they don't bother in making new battery tech for the consumers?

52. jimjam unregistered

"slightly above the price of a modern flagship like the iPhone" Modern? Was that a joke? The equivalent size and storage iphone is $869.

55. LiveFaith

Posts: 474; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Nice small single lower bezel. But that front facer looks to be right in the middle of the display. Amirite?

56. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

58. A_A_A

Posts: 222; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Where is 3.5 mm..?

61. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I love that you can use it on any carrier. Don't like it doesn't have a micro SD card slot though.

63. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Nearly the perfect phone, but without the headphone jack i'll leave it.

64. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Looks better than the iphone 8 and that probably isn't even coming out this year!

69. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

No 3.5mm jack?!?

70. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Not a fan of the ff camera placement. They should have put it in the bottom bezel like the Mi MIX.

72. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

With the front camera in the middle it looks like LG patent from the previous month.

75. gigicoaste

Posts: 456; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

what do you mean above iPhone in twrms of price? are you comparing potatoes with oranges? did you put specs next to each other for a correct price comparison? Is the cheapest flagship out there, except LG G6 which has older chip..

76. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

So essentially the essential phone lacks one essential element... a 3.5mm jack. Well done folks from Hero to Zero in seconds.

77. DavidDau

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I wonder this piece of desciption "5.71" LTPS LCD with 19:10 ratio" is correct? A little bit weird, right?

79. trqster

Posts: 176; Member since: May 17, 2013

Bring it on, it'll be an essential upgrade for my next smartphone!

80. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

8mp is only 3264x2448, how can it do 4k? Unless it is a 16:9 sensor that is exactly 3840x2160, I'm not sure

82. qolamreza

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

Phonearena you did a calculation that when u watch a 16:9 video on lg g6 it will be 5.19 inches , can u do a similar thing for essential phone please?

83. Henderjc

Posts: 7; Member since: May 30, 2016

No 3.5mm jack? No SDcard slot? No thanks. Samsung has me spoiled.
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