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Andy Rubin Reveals New Essential Phone With A Weird Design

Andy Rubin Reveals New Essential Phone With A Weird Design

Essential Products looks to be working on one that will definitely shake things up where looks are concerned.

And now, Android co-founder and Essential CEO, Andy Rubin, has Tweeted a series of images of the new Essential Phone-and it looks pretty weird.

Essential has unveiled images of its new Project GEM smartphone, which sports an extremely tall and slim design. An Essential trademark application which suggests GEM as the final name for the new phone is also seen in the XDA Developer.

No word on when we can expect this new handset to show up in consumers' hands. Surprisingly, the phone appears to have a single rear camera and a physical fingerprint sensor below it. It's clear that the 360 camera accessory from the Essential Phone is not compatible with this new phone. Later, the official Twitter handle of Essential also tweeted official pictures of the device.

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There is now no release date or pricing information for Essential's upcoming Project GEM smartphone.

The company has confirmed that the Essential phone is now under testing, which means we shouldn't be expecting a launch anytime soon. The phone defines conventional design standards and has a candy bar form factor with a metallic lustre finish on its rear panel.

Rubin also shared the front portion of the phone where the screen carries a large cutout at the top-left corner for the selfie camera and reserving the top space for the notification panel, same as we've seen in the Motorola One Vision and One Action. Last December Essential announced its debut PH-1 phonewas effectively discontinued, but promised a follow-up device and has continued releasing software updates.


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