Essential: ‘camera in our next smartphone is going to be better’




Essential, the company of Android founder Andy Rubin and creator of the Essential Phone PH-1, says the many criticisms about the camera of his first smartphone to take heart. The second generation Essential Phone must perform better in this area.

The statements are made by Linda Jiang, head of industrial design at Essential, in an interview with Business Insider . “We are really looking forward to improving the camera for the second generation,” she says. However, Jiang did not give details about when the second generation Essential Phone would be on the market.

The camera was for many the biggest criticism in reviews of the Essential Phone. The second camera sensor, which only made black-and-white images and had to help with producing sharp photos, added only in practice when photographs were taken with little light. The camera that makes color images also fell short and ‘did not extinguish the level of the average midrange telephone,’ according to the Tweakers review .

The Essential Phone was marketed exclusively in the United States in August 2017 at a price of $ 699, although due to lack of interest , it was reduced to $ 499 two months after its release. The Essential PH-1 will also be released in the Benelux this year.

Jiang also states that Essential looks at different types of textures and coatings to ensure that the next smartphone does not slip easily out of hand and also picks up less visible fingerprints.

Looking back: the Tweakers review of the Essential Phone PH-1


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