Earlier when the Essential PH-1 was launched, it was available in just two colours, which are Black Moon and Pure White. But just yesterday, the brand announced three new colour options for the PH-1, and they are; Stellar Gray, Ocean Depths, and Copper Black, which are all available in limited editions. This is a nice contrast to all the bright red coloured phones we have seen over the past few months.
Another surprise colour inclusion of the Essential PH-1 was launched today, it is Halo Gray, and an Amazon-exclusive. The Essential PH-1 Halo Gray colour options features a matter gray ceramic with a matte silver titanium fram. To add to that, the Amazon model will be having the Alexa App pre-installed in it. This colour option will also be a limited edition just like the new paint combinations, so they will only be available on Amazon until sales runs out.
Essential PH-1 Release Date of Various Colour Options
The three new colours of the Essential PH-1 that was announced include; Ocean Depths aqua teal matte back with bright gold frame), Stellar Gray (soft matte gray ceramic with black frame), and Copper Black (high gloss black with copper accented frame). Ocean Depth is now available for purchase while Stellar Gray will be released on the 20th of February 2018, and Copper Black on the 22nd of February 2018.
Manufacturing coloured ceramic is a complex process that makes it difficult to keep consistency. This is the reason why the company only made small batches of the new coloured the Essential PH-1.
Essential has some pretty and trendy colour combinations on its hand. If they have the intention of releasing different colour limited editions throughout the lifecycle of the Essential PH-1, it might be a smart way of enticing buyers into buying limited colour editions that catches their attention. It is definitely a way of keeping a flagship phone relevant throughout its lifecycle.
Essential PH-1 Specifications
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2017, August|
|Dimensions||141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm (5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||185 g (6.53 oz)|
|Build||Front glass, titanium frame, ceramic back|
|Type||LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.71 inches, 85.4 cm2 (~84.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1312 x 2560 pixels (~504 ppi density)|
|Multitouch||Yes, up to 10 fingers|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|OS||Android 7.1 (Nougat), planned upgrade to Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)|
|Internal||128 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Primary||Dual: 13 MP, f/1.9, phase detection & laser autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps|
|Secondary||8 MP, f/2.2, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|– Snap-on accessories (optional)|
– Fast battery charging
– XviD/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Non-removable Li-Ion 3040 mAh battery|
|Colors||Stellar Gray, Ocean Depths, Black Moon, Pure White|
|Price||About 500 USD|
Essential PH-1 Price
The Essential PH-1 Price is currently tagged at $449 for the ones exclusively sold on Amazon. You can hurriedly buy it at that price for now while stock lasts.