Patent further corroborates rumors of the Essential PH-2 sporting an in-display selfie camera

The Essential PH-1. (Source: Twitter)
The Essential PH-1. (Source: Twitter)
Time after time, information continues to allude to the potential release of a second-generation Essential Phone. While nothing is certain, we could be set to get a PH-2, and a patent filed by Essential points towards an in-display selfie camera on the device.
Ricci Rox,

Andy Rubin’s Essential entered the smartphone market with the PH-1 back in 2017. The PH-1 was something of a flop, sales-wise, which ensured that the company didn’t follow it up with a PH-2 last year. While most have given up hope of ever getting a successor to the PH-1, new reports are making it look increasingly possible that Essential could be set to deliver yet another attempt at a flagship phone.

According to the source, Essential filed a patent for an-display selfie camera back in 2017 and that is a technology that could be seen on the PH-2. “Could” being the key word here, as it’s also possible nothing ever comes from it. This will not be the first time an in-display selfie camera has been mentioned in conjunction with the PH-2. A few weeks ago, purported schematics of the device leaked, showing it with an in-display selfie camera.

That said, a patent is just that: a patent; and most never materialize into something concrete. It would be nice to get an Essential PH-2, though, and one featuring innovative technology like an in-display selfie camera would be even more welcome.


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Ricci Rox, 2019-03- 7 (Update: 2019-03- 7)
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.