Essential smartphone brand acquired by Carl Pei’s Nothing startup

16 February 2021
The Essential brand has one smartphone under its belt but could more be coming?

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  • Anonymous
  • g4b
  • 22 Jul 2022

PH-1 was such a terribly designed product with the worst quality control. Look up how many people had issues with the screen. And lets not forget when they tried to use paper as a speaker grill. The only reason it made any headway was from the weird fanboy crowd that for some reason wanted an Android that had no features(stock). So it makes sense that another company fueled by fanboyism like Nothing is going to buy another overshilled product line.
I still do not know why Indians shill mediocre products like Nothing and Essential so hard...

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    • gimm
    • vgN
    • 19 Apr 2021

    what a joke, it's literally a tv remote with display instead of buttons

      I hope to see more from this, i got my essential phone in september 2018 and i still got it and use it, i'm very pleased with it, and don't see myself changing to other phone in the near future.

        To be honest, I really loved the Ph-1 Phone.

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          • Anonymous
          • mUK
          • 17 Feb 2021

          Carl created nothing from nothing , Good job.

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            • Anonymous
            • mUK
            • 17 Feb 2021

            Luxor, 16 Feb 2021I read that as Carl pay nothing to acquire Essential. Good ... moreYou means carl paid for just nothing!

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              • Anonymous
              • 8js
              • 17 Feb 2021

              JustSomeRandomGuy, 16 Feb 2021so their company is Essentially NothingYep, Nothing Essential is the mutual feeling about those two companies...

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                • Anonymous
                • nEt
                • 16 Feb 2021

                Now I know what the brand name means! It's the value of Essential.

                  well now the company have something hehe

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                    • Anonymous
                    • NGq
                    • 16 Feb 2021

                    Author: Essential released the phone, the various accessories and adapters for it (nice USB-C cable, 27W charger, 3.5mm adapter), and optional 60GHz WUSB modules (Panoramic camera, 3.5mm high-res audio). Slightly more than “one product”

                    Commenters: surely all of the ‘wordplay’ has been exhausted already?

                    My PH-1 was a solid phone save the camera; a 2nd or 3rd gen would’ve been on my short list, but I don’t see the brand assets having much value on their own at this point. Strange business decision.

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                      • Anonymous
                      • s2E
                      • 16 Feb 2021

                      Reading this on my Essential PH-1 ... Carl, where are my updates from May 2020? Need them asap !

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                        • JustSomeRandomGuy
                        • EwD
                        • 16 Feb 2021

                        so their company is Essentially Nothing

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                          • Anonymous
                          • TSR
                          • 16 Feb 2021

                          Nope... if they really gonna put out a phone later on we don't need it to be just another droid trust me. It's time to take some real risk(s) and start attacking to be the real 3rd disruptor; ante up the Linux phone game but with Essential's design chops.

                          You just can't win against that Chinese wall of OEMs this late in the droid game.

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                            • kmb877
                            • xL%
                            • 16 Feb 2021

                            GadgetIn, 16 Feb 2021Not everyone has a lot of money like youI'm willing to better pay $400 and put $600 in my IRA account.

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                              • kmb877
                              • xL%
                              • 16 Feb 2021

                              Anonymous, 16 Feb 2021Which brand name will they use now, "Essential" o... moreMaybe Essential is nothing?!
                              :)

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                                • ijB
                                • 16 Feb 2021

                                Just buy samsung phone it does have app edge. i'm sure the price of that will be a thousand dollars

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                                  • Wayne Morellini
                                  • 7sq
                                  • 16 Feb 2021

                                  Goodfellow, 16 Feb 2021We need phones which has no OS installed but which has a ce... more+1

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                                    • Goodfellow
                                    • XRL
                                    • 16 Feb 2021

                                    We need phones which has no OS installed but which has a certain level of specification so that anyone can install alt OS and use the phones.

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                                      • Jai
                                      • 2T1
                                      • 16 Feb 2021

                                      Crazy update...
                                      Excited!!

                                      Interesting!!

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                                        • Anonymous
                                        • 8pP
                                        • 16 Feb 2021

                                        NIIIIICE. I'm looking forward to the one that is going to compete with Apple's ecosystem