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If you are frightened that non-foldable smartphone design has gotten stale and acquainted lately, you might discover Essential’s subsequent Android handset to be proper up your alley. 

In a collection of surprise tweets in the present day, Essential Products CEO Andy Rubin has revealed a prototype of what could possibly be the corporate’s Essential Phone follow-up, tweeting out quite a few footage and even a video.

In a press release revealed by 9to5Google, the corporate confirmed that it is “been working on a new device that’s now in early testing with our team outside the lab. We look forward to sharing more in the near future.”

Currently referred to easily as ‘GEM’, the upcoming phone has an extended and slender design, showing roughly half the width of your common smartphone in 2019. So far, the handset has been proven off in 4 totally different colour choices.

On the entrance of the gadget, we are able to see what Rubin describes as a “New UI for radically different formfactor [sic]”, with one picture exhibiting quite a few stacked apps on a single display screen, and one other picture displaying an unspecified and slimmed-down maps app – you may verify each of these out under.

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Essential's GEM phone

Stacked apps in Essential’s GEM UI

(Image credit score: Andy Rubin)

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Essential's GEM phone

Essential’s maps app takes us down an extended and lonesome street

(Image credit score: Andy Rubin)

While Apple‘s iPhone X kicked off the ‘show notch’ craze, it is value noting that the unique Essential Phone was first to implement a show cutout for its front-facing digicam. 

This time, nevertheless, it seems that Essential has taken inspiration from Samsung, with the GEM prototype sporting a pinhole digicam cutout within the high left-hand nook of the gadget. 

Initial stories advised that the Essential Phone 2 may need an in-screen digicam, so both these plans have modified, or a real Essential Phone successor can also be within the works alongside the GEM.

Along with the above pictures, Rubin additionally posted a video exhibiting the GEM units from the rear to raised reveal the “Colorshift” materials which really modifications shade when considered from totally different angles.

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GEM Colorshift materials pic.twitter.com/QJStoiDleHOctober 8, 2019

At current, no launch date data has been supplied for the upcoming gadget, although we might count on an official announcement to come back within the not-too-distant future.


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