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Essential launches Amazon-exclusive version of Phone PH-1 with Alexa

The Amazon-exclusive Essential PH-1 in Halo Gray with Alexa on board. (Source: Amazon)
The Amazon-exclusive Essential PH-1 in Halo Gray with Alexa on board. (Source: Amazon)
Essential has launched a further fresh color variant of its Phone PH-1. The new Halo Gray color is exclusive to Amazon and also comes pre-installed with Amazon's Alexa personal voice-assistant.
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Essential has managed to sneak out an unexpected variant of its beautiful, but largely unloved, Phone PH-1. The new color variant joins three other new colors of the PH-1 that became available in limited quantities during the week. The color variant exclusive to Amazon is called Halo Gray and comes pre-installed with Amazon’s Alexa personal voice-assistant.

The new Halo Gray color is similar in appearance to the Stellar Gray model that Essential is selling itself, although the titanium out banding is a lighter color, although it retains the same matte black ceramic on the rear of the device. According to Essential, customers can uninstall Alexa if they choose to, but it generally considered the equal of Google Assistant by many while having the added advantage of allowing you to order goods directly through Amazon.

The Amazon version of the PH-1 is the result of a partnership between Amazon and Andy Rubin’s startup, which saw Amazon draw on its Alexa Fund to invest in the fledgling business. The Halo Gray model is up for pre-order now and is available for just US$449.99. This is actually US$150 cheaper than Essential is selling its new limited-edition color variants. A US$499.99 bundle will also nab you Essential’s 360-degree camera.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1290 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-02-18 (Update: 2018-02-19)