Essential Phone gets caught on video in public

The Essential Phone is due to start shipping out to customers soon, but we don’t have an exact date just yet. Despite the phone technically not being available, someone got their hands on one and managed to accidentally get captured in public using it.

The user was caught on Snapchat, so we’re really just looking at a short 10 second clip of the Essential Phone, not anything in-depth. The user is having a conversation in WhatsApp, and he gets a notification that drops in just like they do in Android Nougat.

The top of the device that houses the screen that bends around the camera also sticks out, at least on the white model. Instead of the camera blending into the black background, there’s a stark white outline around the lens that wasn’t completely apparent in the press images.

I can see how that could be a distracting feature on a phone with such an immersive screen, but some people might go for it.

Maybe this means Essential’s legal spat with Spigen won’t keep the device from a smooth launch.


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid and an unhealthy obsession with fixing things that aren't broken. This accidentally led to being the go-to guy for anything more complicated than a toaster, which he considers more of a curse than a blessing. Jared is enrolled in online classes at the University of Phoenix, and spends his spare time on video games and listening to music.


  • billykent1972

    Fake, notice the antenna band on the left side, the essential doesn’t have those.

    • Jtecho

      um yes it does, check their website