New Essential Phone First Look Teased on Twitter

Oct 9, 2019
Essential Phone 2019
Andy Rubin (@Arubin) on Twitter: “New UI for radically different formfactor”

Essential Products CEO Andy Rubin, in a series of tweets, has shown a prototype of what could be the firm’s next Essential Phone.

The prototype images posted by Rubin on twitter show a very narrow candy bar-style touchscreen device that could most likely be the next Essential Phone.

There is a front-facing hole-punch camera in the top-left corner with primary navigation (back button and pill) seemingly at the top instead of the bottom.

A narrow bezel frames the entire screen and you can see a small speaker grill at the top edge, 9to5Google reported on Tuesday.

Essential had confirmed last month that its second device was ‘in testing’ after some specifications emerged.

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The device images also seem to show a large button and volume rocker on the right edge and a fingerprint divot around the rear, below what appears to be a single main camera.

New Essential Phone 2

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