Rubin shared a short video and few live images of the devices showing its "GEM Colorshift material" and the "new UI for radically different form factor".More news: No More iTunes On macOS: Apple discontinues music-subscription service
We don't know the official name of the phone but Essential is calling it "Project GEM". No further information has been given by the company about the upcoming phone.
In the video, we can see four GEM phones changing colours with the changing viewing angle.
Essentially recently confirmed that a new device was in early testing stages, with the successor to the unique Essential Phone expected soon.More news: Angela Merkel comprehensively rejects Boris Johnson' Brexit offer, writes Robert Peston
We're certainly interested to see the new Essential Phone, although there hasn't been any concrete news as to official availability and pricing details. Below the protruding rear camera module is a fingerprint scanner.
There are two buttons on the right side that are likely power and volume buttons for this new phone. Last year Rubin suggested a way to solve phone addiction is by moving to a "relatively small" screen combined with software that responds mostly to voice commands - is this it?
Smartphone makers are realising they need to come up with new ways to excite buyers, and one of their strategies seems to be coming up with new form factors such as foldables, or in this case, insane tall phones. However, an XDA Developers report states that the Essential's next phone could be powered by the Snapdragon 730 processor and run Android 10 out of the box.More news: How much each golfer won at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open