Even though the Essential Phone is only one model in, there’s already talk about a third version, skipping the second. Well “talk” is too strong a word, since all we have is a concept rendered by Michael Muleba, under the name Essential Phone PH3.
The smartphone features exotic materials and premium ones, like titanium, carbon fiber and anodized aluminum. The result is a sturdy and stylish machine, with an almost bezel less design. There’s also wireless charging here (odd for a metal phone), plus four magnetic connectors on the back, which help with an ultra fast 15 minutes charge, plus connection to the external camera.
A Dolby speaker is in the mix as well, placed on the bottom lip of the phone and looking huge. The back side of the phone is certainly atypical and asymmetrical, with the main camera module having some Nokia Lumia vibes, while the extra ring below it feels like an “eclipse” of sorts. It’s obviously the fingerprint scanner.
There’s something unusual about this asymmetry, which would be frowned upon, but in this case it has an artsy vibe. The only thing I don’t like here are the colors and maybe how unrealistically slim the device is. Would it even work in real life? I don’t know, but at least it gives Essential fans some hope.
[via Michael Muleba]