Essential Phone

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  1. bkdodger

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    It's here ...kinda sexy if you ask me lol

    Specs line up with current phones

    Titanium and ceramic build

    $699 unlocked

    Essential Products | My Phone is Essential




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    Wow! This may truly be the best phone of the future!

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    I believe this is Andy rubin's modular phone that's been hyped.

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    Its definitely Andy's rumor for sure ...$50 additional gets you the 360 camera attachment ...it kinda looks like the rumored v30 front I saw posted previously..front panel anyway ...


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    That's exactly what it is.

    More specs:
    Snapdragon 835
    4GB RAM
    128GB storage

    It interesting for sure. I still think, even though Rubin had a hand in Android's beginnings, they're not going to sell a lot of them if they can't get them in carrier stores. I've seen some articles this morning that he's claiming that they won't put ANY junk on the phone that you won't want, so that's gonna be a hard deal to make when you don't have the power of Apple or Samsung's name recognition behind you.

    What's just as interesting is that they've also announced an Amazon Echo/Google Home competitor and 360 degree camera. Kudos to them for having more than one product for their first big announcement as a company.
     
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    Nice looking phone, and seems pretty impressive after spending some time on their website. I like it. I like the magnetic connector idea, similar concept to the Moto Z. The docking / charging station looks interesting and kind of cool, and their version of a smart home speaker is an added bonus. I hope they do well and sell enough to stay in business. I do agree with @Jonny Kansas that selling a lot of these may be tough in the US if they can't get them into carrier stores. Tech enthusiasts may know about the phone and gobble them up, but the general population may never really know much about the phone if it's not in stores where they can see it. Good luck Essential!
     
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    I also wondered about their success if they aren't part of a carrier lineup. Advertising will be crucial and to get people on board they will need to be competitive in price and offer interest free payment plans.

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    Reached out to them for a few questions. It will release with 7.1.1 which for those of us who want the latest and greatest might frown at.

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    No wireless charging, no waterproofing,no updated audio, no OLED screen and that weird front camera at $699 sounds expensive compared to current flagships. Intrigued but...

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    I was concerned about the camera being in the middle of the top of the screen as well, but one article I read on it mentioned that that's mostly be the status bar in portrait mode & icons don't really spread into the middle much.

    As for the rest, that's where the beauty of the ability to add Moto mod like pieces comes in.

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    Not into the mod thing at all: tried Moto Z Play and really not into carrying around more accessories.

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