On the other hand, the phone does have its fair share of strengths, with its design being one of its best attributes. In any case, we'll soon see if a handful of new colors is all it takes to get people excited about Essential again.
"We know many of you have been patiently waiting for these new colors and we're sorry for the long wait".
Essential has spilled the details on its three new Essential Phone colors, Ocean Depths, Stella Gray, and Copper Black, with sales kicking off from today. Rather than partner with ceramics vendors that could more quickly scale up production of these new colors, Essential instead made a decision to work with an experienced vendor from Japan on a smaller run where they could more closely control the quality of these finishes.
The Ocean Depths color matches a gold titanium frame with an ocean blue ceramic back, and stands out the most when choosing from the three new limited edition colors. Ocean Depths is its "most fashion-forward and on-trend color", and the "playful design is quite the statement piece for someone looking for a truly unique phone that will make waves among a sea of lookalike devices". That variant will go on sale beginning Tuesday, February 20, at 12:00 PM PT. And lastly, Copper Black features a glossy black back and a copper band; Essential says this combo was "inspired by high-end accessories and timepieces". Starting today, at 12pm PST, Essential will be offering the Essential Phone Ocean Depths finish. Finally, the Copper Black color will go on sale on next Thursday, February 22 at 12PM PST.
The third new color, Copper Black, was not shown off before.
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