Last week Essential Products unveiled three new color options for the Essential Phone including Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black.
Well soon after introducing the new colors, the company also announced a new version of its flagship handset. It’s called the Essential Phone Halo Gray and comes with Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant built-in.
Halo Gray or Stellar Gray?
Visually, the Halo Gray version doesn’t seem to be much different from the Stellar Gray model, but Essential notes that the former features a black matte ceramic back and natural-colored titanium frame, while the latter boasts a matte black ceramic back and black titanium frame. Hmm, sounds like you’ll need glasses to tell them apart.
In case three new Essential Phone colors weren't enough, today we're unveiling Halo Gray, the first Essential Phone to come with Alexa built-in. Halo Gray is available for pre-order exclusively from Amazon starting today. https://t.co/hkwkBKGypr pic.twitter.com/lDad2xngBq
— Essential (@essential) February 16, 2018
Oh yes, and there’s a difference in pricing too. While the Stellar Gray model will be sold for $599, the Halo Gray version can be yours for only $449.
As for specs, the Halo Gray variant retains exactly the same specs as all the other versions. That means you’ll get a 5.71-inch handset with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2560 x 1312 resolution. Other specs include a Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, dual cameras on the back and a 3,040 mAh battery to keep things alive on board.
Unlike the new color versions, you can pre-order the Halo Gray Essential Phone from Amazon. The handset is expected to start shipping out to customers starting February 21. Any takers?