Essential Phone, Android creator Andy Rubin’s dream child, brought about a drastic change in the world of Android owing to the fact that it featured a dewdrop notch at the time (2017) when even 18:9 aspect ratio smartphones used to be just the flagships.
It’s rather unfortunate to see such a product failing due to financial losses and lack of consumer interest.
Thankfully enough, the company is not planning on giving up on the Essential lineup of smartphones as of now as the Essential Phone 2 is already on its way.
If the fresh bunch of reports has to be believed, the Essential Phone 2 will be a substantial improvement over its predecessor and will feature an under-display camera as well as an under-display fingerprint scanner.
The front camera will be accompanied by a light sensor and the display will go translucent once the camera interface is turned on.
Rather than following the notch design again which was not so liked by many, the company has decided to hide the front camera in the top of the device’s body in order to achieve a 90%+ screen-to-body ratio.
In the earlier reports, it was mentioned that the Essential Phone 2 will feature a pop-up camera like the Vivo Nex, but the new reports say otherwise. It is rather unclear as to which design language the company will finally resort to, but the chances of the latter are more likely.
If we look at the patent, the design looks absolutely incredible and it shows a similar pop-up camera tech like the Vivo Apex. On top of that, it shows literally no bezels at all at the front meaning that the Essential Phone 2 could very well be the first-ever true bezel-less Android smartphone.
To know more about the device, you can head to our existing coverage of the same.
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