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January 2017 - March 2018

Essential Stories March 5

The “notch” is a controversial topic for the Android world. Some absolutely hate it, others don’t, but we’re all clear on one thing — it’s not something we necessarily want to have on our phones. At MWC 2018 this past week, Vivo showed off a device that managed to avoid a notch, but still offer the sensors one would typically hold. As it turns out, Essential was actually the first company who was working on that same idea, though…

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Essential Stories February 28

An analysis of security updates for different smartphone brands reveals the safest brands to buy, and it doesn’t make for great reading.

Only two Android brands managed halfway decent ratings, with many big brands being rated poorly …

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Essential Stories February 27

Essential Phone camera update brings front-facing ‘flash’ and Tiny Planet 360 mode

The Essential Phone’s camera has seen a lot of updates since its debut, and aside from improving the quality, it’s added a lot of features as well. Now, in the latest update, Essential has added two new features.

Essential Stories February 15

The Essential Phone is one of the best looking phones on the market today, and now it’s launching three stunning new limited edition color variants.

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Essential Stories February 13

Essential teases new ‘Ocean Depth’ Phone variant, coming February 15

When the Essential Phone was launched, we got a look at three different color options: black, white, and teal. At long last, it appears as though Essential will be launching the ‘Ocean Depth’ variant on February 15…

Essential Stories November 29, 2017

This morning, news broke that Andy Rubin, founder of Essential, would be taking a personal leave of absence from the company following a report about misconduct while at Google. Despite this news, Essential went ahead with its bi-weekly Reddit AMA and announced several new updates coming to the Phone and future development…

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