Next Essential phone

I say I want better battery on my next phone, but then I get distracted by shiny new forms/features.

I like tall displays, I’ve considered importing a Xperia 1 just for the screen, but I’m not sure about this.


I saw the pictures and articles. Can’t say I’m a fan of the form factor… My next device needs to be more of a phone/smartphone, not some sort of remote/smart assistant that happens to also provide smartphone capabilities.

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I wonder “why?!”, I mean, what’s the use case for that form factor?

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I’m not liking the form factor, it seems rather awkward in several ways.
But maybe there’s a use case I’m missing.

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I think it’s a case of Essential wanting a reboot but just stumbling over themselves, trying to be different in a sea of black glass monolithic rectangles. The only people to buy this thing, if it’s ever actually more than a teased product, will be those who also just want to stand out. But they’ll be standing out for the wrong reasons, I think.

Referencing this adjacent conversation Has Essential lost the plot?