What you need to know
- Kevin Hoffman, a lead designer at Essential, shared images of upcoming projects.
- These include the Essential PH3 and Essential GEM, devices the company had been working on for a launch later in 2020.
- Essential was shuttered in February 2020.
Andy Rubin's Essential was shut down in February 2020, but we still have a chance at seeing what the company was cooking up for a summer launch if all had gone as planned.
Kevin Hoffman, a former Essential designer, shared images of the Essential GEM and Essential PH3, devices which could have launched as the Essential Phone 2 and/or 3 if the company hadn't closed down.
Of the PH3, Hoffman comments:
Regarding the Gem, Hoffman says:
Hoffman also showed off the canceled Essential PH2, which would have originally launched as the Essential Phone 2.
All projects look particularly well-considered and premium, at least in terms of design. In an alternate world, the Essential PH3 may have launched as the Essential Phone 2, with the GEM launching as a quirky side-act simar to the Samsung Galaxy Fold. In this world, all we have are the images.
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