According to a recent image, the Essential PH-2 arrives with a front sensor placed under the screen. Thanks to this trick, the view would no longer be obstructed by a notch and the borders would be reduced to the absolute minimum.
The APN before would rely on the presence of a light sensor to offer better images. The slab would then become translucent when the photographer presses the shutter button. The information available does not specify whether Essential will use an OLED or LCD panel for the PH-2.
A sketch shows more details of the manufacturer’s plans. It confirms the presence of the front sensor under the slab. The manufacturer would also place the fingerprint reader under the screen. Such a provision would facilitate its use.
Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, launched the first Essential Phone (PH-1) in 2017. Despite some interesting features, success had not been there. The brand would hope do better with PH-2.