The CEO of Essential and Android creator, Andy Rubin, showed on Tuesday, October 8th what could be a first look at the new Essential device, which looks an unconventional way to the phone and metallic color market that They are visible.
The device, as Rubin shows in the photographs and in the video that uploaded to TwitterIt has an elongated body and its exterior is composed of a material that gives it a litmus effect. Rubin also indicated that the colors he shows are not the final ones and that this new device will integrate a new user interface.
However, it is not clear if this is a prototype of the next Essential cell phone or if it is one of Rubin's alternative projects of the Playground Global studio, which offers support to startups in engineering, distribution, manufacturing and financing. An Essential spokesperson told The Verge that the company is working on a new device but is barely in the early stages of testing.
In late 2018, Bloomberg reported that Essential was working on a new cell phone with a smaller screen and could be controlled by voice commands. Shortly after, the company confirmed to The Verge that "it was working on a mobile device", although it did not specify that it was a telephone.
According to leaks published by XDA Developers, "GEM" could be the name of the new phone and it is also believed that the voice assistant could be activated by a kind of fingerprint reader placed on the back of the device. XDA Developers also suggests that this device will run the Android operating system and will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor. However, all these are only rumors since the Californian company has not confirmed any data.