Today, over two years since the Essential Phone (PH-1) was announced and nearly six months since it was discontinued, Essential CEO and Android co-founder Andy Rubin has teased a potential second-generation smartphone.
Thanks. We’ll make an announcement. Hang tight.
— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) June 11, 2019
Ultimately, it’s unclear what Essential has up it’s sleeves but it’ll certainly be interesting to see what a new smartphone would look like. After all, the design of the original is often considered ahead of its time thanks to its waterdrop notch and thin bezels. Even by 2019 flagship standards, the device doesn’t look too dated, although the chin could benefit from a slight reduction in size.