The first thing you should notice about the Essential Phone is that its 5.71-inch display spans the entire width of the chassis. It even stretches up to the top edge, with a small cutout for an 8-megapixel camera. The only bezel is a small bit at the phone's bottom end.
Up in the top right corner of the phone's backside are the two magnetic ports for connecting accessories. This is where the device's modularity comes into play. You'll be able to add accessories such as a 360-degree camera and the ports will support data transfer and charging.
Other features include a 3,040mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS. It will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, the same as the Samsung Galaxy S8.
The Essential Phone will sell for $699 unlocked and should work on all carriers. Essential Products did not give a release date, but we should see the phone in the next few months. For now, it will be sold only in the US. (Should it come to the UK and Australia, that price converts to roughly £540 or AU$940.)