We are all used to seeing smartphones to be at the same ratio or size. Although some smartphones might have larger display screens; wider bezels, even awkwardly placed cameras, we would know a smartphone when we see one. But imagine you’re suddenly in a world with super tall smartphones; wouldn’t it be weird?
What if someone innovates on a new kind of smartphone? What if super tall smartphones become the norm? This is what Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android has to say when he reported that he was working on newer mobile devices with a different form factor.
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Super tall smartphones? How would that look like?
Andy Rubin left Google after a too few allegations of unpleasant s****l behavior and went on to create the unique—Essential Phone. It was released back in the year 2017 where a lot of people had hints that it is going to change.
The first model of the Essential phone seems to be nothing out of the ordinary; having a bright design, a camera, and a fingerprint sensor, people thought that there really is nothing “essential” about it.
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But its sequel, as many experts suggested, is going to be another “billion-dollar idea” that would change the course of technology as we know it.
New UI for radically different formfactor pic.twitter.com/Es8hFrTuxx
— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) October 8, 2019
As you can see in the photo, there seems to be a commotion about creating super tall smartphones; would this even be possible? As per its creator, this new device is rather on its “early testing” phase and is described to re-frame everyone’s perspective about mobile phones and smartphones.
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Shape of super tall smartphones
In the photos that Rubin shared with us, it’s quite evident that the device looks like an elongated smartphone with longer and an elongated User Interface (UI). The applications (apps) look more like cards with big buttons which can be compared to how the apps look if seen on a smartwatch.
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To add to what Andy shared, he also let out some of the prototypes of the super tall smartphones to have excellent finishes; flashy as you may but it changes its color when viewed at a different angle—how cool is that?
GEM Colorshift material pic.twitter.com/QJStoiDleH
— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) October 8, 2019
Sequel to the Essential Phone?
As mentioned earlier, we noted that the Essential Phone haven’t had a sequel since its first model back in the year 2017. However, it was reported to be one (1) of the phones/units to receive the latest updates in Android which includes the Android 10.
Rubin said that they’re currently experimenting with new smartphone models to “reframe” the idea and the views of the common people to smartphones. According to Essential, the sales of the brick-shaped handsets remained stagnant; in fact, they’re trying to come up with a new idea on how they can change the wave.
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Aren’t folding phones a part of this “experiment?”
Samsung, one of the leading technology companies in terms of competitiveness and innovation, put on hold their folding phone after facing a too few problems with the plastic screen of the folding phone. This eventually led to the re-evaluation of the sale date which was back on April 26th, 2019.
On the other hand, Huawei, has announced that they will be releasing folding phones commercially any time soon. Both companies are looking forward to produce folding phones to be a part of their arsenal.
For the super tall smartphone, Essential announced that it is currently on the stages of “early testing” where developers and experts suggest that it’s going to run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor which is a mid-range performer.
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Just yesterday, Essential tweeted a smartphone model which is unique and which was fit on how they promised it to be.
We've been working on a new device to reframe your perspective on mobile. It's now in early testing with our team outside the lab. Look forward to sharing more in the near future! #ProjectGEM pic.twitter.com/BnVy7yM2Kj
— Essential (@essential) October 9, 2019
We’ve been working on a new device to reframe your perspective on mobile. It’s now in early testing with our team outside the lab. Look forward to sharing more in the near future! #ProjectGEM
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They’re calling it Project GEM, probably one of the biggest future game-changers in the smartphone industry. With new vibrant colors and displays, it’s easy to say that these super tall smartphones might be something that we possess somewhere next year.
Well, Andy Rubin is pleased to announce that they’re officially in the process of creating and innovating a new breed of smartphones to take over the current one. They hope that with this idea, they can have a major hand in the era of technology we are currently under.
What do you think about Essential’s plan on developing and creating super tall smartphones? Would you prefer this size than what we currently know of—the “brick-shaped smartphone?”