a very interesting device...my only gripe is wirh that front facing camera placement....with such a device i wonder if the couldnt develop some kind of popup camera from the top of the phone for a true edge screen...but kudos all the same for trying something different....hooefully not just a one of a kind but a new device to eventually compete
alot of unknown things and odd decisions...
- no release date - why?
- where can i purchase the device? did i read US only - who knows?
- support - new company with no history. what about updates, security patches, broken screens etc. are you willing to bet 700 USD?
- selficam is a high risk bet - i am not sure what people will think about it
- no audio jack = fail!
- no micro SD?
- giant footprint and screen but a small battery...
do you plan to be the new Apple Mr. Rubin? good luck! you'll need it.
my 2 cents
the article indicates that this is an USA only phone. i would not bet 700 USD on this phone. not now. to many questions...
anon, 30 May 2017Not keen. Far too expensive for the meagre spec .. particularly an LCD (instead of OLED) and ... moreSome of us are happy that they didn't go with OLED. Having owned a few OLEDs, it is not mature technology. Slight yellow hue shifts starts after only few months of usage (aging of blue pixels) when using the phone a lot outdoors. Not to mention the cartoon colors outdoors. Of course if you don't have the same usage patterns, you may not run into the issue.
Killer-0, 30 May 2017Don't worry bro, at least you don't live in a country that would be invaded by ALIENS or destr... morexD, maybe the Aliens had nowhere to purchase a smartphone or appliance and had to come to the US just to do that :P.
Regarding the tsunami or earthquake, it had already happened and it can happen anywhere so that one is unfortunately always possible anywhere.
kevin97, 30 May 2017No, the author really meant 71.1mm wide, and you are just stupid :)I can't tell if he mistaken width for depth, or mistaken millimeters for centimeters.
Californium252, 30 May 2017Another smartphone that is restricted to the only market in the whole planet: United States of... moreDon't worry bro, at least you don't live in a country that would be invaded by ALIENS or destroyed by a tsunami or earthquake. because in movies USA its always first hehe.
"The phone is fairly compact at 71.1mm wide"
So it's 2.8" wide??!! LMAO!!
Y'all REALLY need to proof read your articles, because at this point it's just negligent.
I'm sure what you meant is '7.11mm'.
All you have to do is read through it ONCE before you publish the article.
Another smartphone that is restricted to the only market in the whole planet: United States of America.
Europe is a 0 in terms of technological availability (my country at least), loving it.
ithehappy, 30 May 2017Completely agreed. That titanium frame around the display is "fantastic" idea. Enough wide to ... moreI agree, i am gonna wait for the reviews to make my ipinion but this phone looks promising, the only thing anoying me is the accesoory gimmick ich could have been removed along with its connectors to make the phone less pricey...
Anyway no phone is perfect....
Awesome, already a better looking handset and better screen usage than the overhyped galaxy s8!
Essential phone gives 128gb at 700$ iphone 7 plus 128gb at 869$. It cost less. More memory is better so why not ad micro sd slot. Have high quality material titanum frame ceramic back. This is good. 360 camera ads for 50$ is cool and easy magnetic using. Screen 5.7 QHD good rez standart. Aspect ratio comfordable to hold. Full visiont display should be standart now. How about HDR10 standart and dolby vision does screen will have? At price phone is at good value and this should be standart phone today. Need see SOT. camera tests. Interface. Fast charging version?
LynX-007, 30 May 2017we must legit ban phones with no headphone jack.Or just don't buy them and expect that if they are that unpopular with people then they won't sell and manufacturers will then include a 3.5 mil jack.
Note 8, 30 May 2017It is shaming everyone in design! Unique, yet it is not walled garden, it looks familiar but r... moreWhat "design" elements are you trying to refer to?
It is just another slab of glass with a couple design variations, but still no real style improvements, that will make it even more fragile than most of the other slabs of glass out there. Not an improvement in my book.