This is the new, weird-looking, Essential Phone


The original Essential Phone that debuted in 2017 was known for its flashy design, including a sea green colour variant with gold accents known as Ocean Depths.

Essential founder Andy Rubin also shared images of the new device on Twitter, stating that it employed a new user interface to accommodate its radically different form factor.

Something else that catches the eye is the "GEM Colorshift material" of the Essential Phone. No further information has been given by the company about the upcoming phone.

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We're certainly interested to see the new Essential Phone, although there hasn't been any concrete news as to official availability and pricing details.

XDA developer leaked some code snippets of Essential gem 2 specifications. With the successor, it seems Essential has turned to the newer pinhole-style of cutout. Later, the official Twitter handle of Essential also tweeted official pictures of the device. Due to a different form factor, the smartphone features a new UI with widgets and cards for apps.

At the rear of the device, there's a large single-camera module on the phone, along with a odd recessed circular... thing. It is likely this Project GEM device is running a version of Android and looking at the display, we see it connected to AT&T with LTE, Spotify, Phone, Maps (not a Google Maps icon though), Camera, Messages, and Gallery. There may be a voice assistant in the new essential phone which is called " fingerprint walkie talkie" mode. Last December Essential announced its debut PH-1 phonewas effectively discontinued, but promised a follow-up device and has continued releasing software updates. It might also run Android with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor.