Essential is dead, no more updates for the PH-1

12 February 2020
The weird elongated Project GEM phone won't get to become a shipping product.

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thanks for ruining latest smartphone design by popularizing notch design

  • Anonymous

Well, I finally managed to drop it in the wrong spot, now I'm looking for another phone. I had planned on keeping this one for another year or 2.

  • Anonymous

One of the best phones I've ever owned and used. Unless you're a camera geek, the camera was perfectly usable for spur-of-the-moment, and food shots, which is how ~80% of the people use their cellphone cameras.

  • Yazman666

Best Phone I have ever owned. Really harsh campaign against it since the beginning, mine is from release and it is still going strong in 2020, 6 months from now i will still have android 10 on my "unsupported" Ph-1 BTW been running it since Official BETA 3 March 2019..and most of the clowns out there will probably still be waiting for it on your Samsungs and LGs....

  • Anonymous

I owned this phone for awhile and was hoping the second line would have made it perfect.
Camera sucked unless you downloaded a gcam APK.
Cell reception was poor.
No notifications of attachments on text without data on.
But other than those things the vanilla Android was great.
Screen was beautiful.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 13 Feb 2020Ah haha, another iPhone killer bite the dust.You do realize iPhone is a beta yes-man phone...

Anonymous, 13 Feb 2020The phone is easily repairable. Ifixit just completely fail... moreDid I ask?

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

The Legacy of the PH-1 will never be forgotten it gave us the dew-drop notch... UwU

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 13 Feb 2020It had 128GB of internal memory. I think its pretty huge, e... moreWith support for high resolution and even lossless streaming, 128GB is plenty.

  • WeirdWorld

"and we have to say... we're not very sad to see it go" WOW! Go gsmarena for pushing for tech development variety and options for the consumer! We will be stuck with clones of the iphone and samsungs forever with that kind of mindset, I miss when companies actually tried to do different stuff, tech bloggers celebrate when they fail.

  • Kajti Nijasn

krassi, 13 Feb 2020Haha Love this " (its like comparing taking pictures with a... moreGlad to be of service :)

Bye

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 13 Feb 2020false no eu smartphone all is made in china For the umpteenth time, just because a smartphone is built in China doesn't automatically make it Chinese lol.

  • Anonymous

ipolit.matveich, 13 Feb 2020Really sad news. The new device Andy showed on Twitter was ... moreIt's not their fault that nerd's a sick perverted freak.

  • Anonymous

*Insert surprised Pikachu face meme here*.

  • Anonymous

Lonte bajingan, 13 Feb 2020European smartphone are worst, bad design, shit spec and hi... morefalse no eu smartphone all is made in china

  • Lonte bajingan

European smartphone are worst, bad design, shit spec and high price and its doesnt have any packed speciap features.
Thats why they can't compete chinese marketing strategy.

  • Anonymous

Kajti Nijasn, 13 Feb 2020It wasn't just a headphone jack (USB-c to 3,5 mm was in the... moreIt had 128GB of internal memory. I think its pretty huge, even for FLAC files.

Kajti Nijasn, 13 Feb 2020It wasn't just a headphone jack (USB-c to 3,5 mm was in the... moreHaha Love this " (its like comparing taking pictures with a full frame DSLR vs. taking pictures with a calculator)." You made my day. :)

  • Anonymous

Kajti Nijasn, 13 Feb 2020It wasn't just a headphone jack (USB-c to 3,5 mm was in the... moreSame here, ive used the LG V30 ThinQ and trust me that insane DAC is wayyyyyyyyyyy better than that nonsense airpods.