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    Essential teases new color coming on February 15
    Essential has sent a cryptic tweet that seems to suggest the company will reveal a new color in just a few days.
     
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    Oh my... They are doomed.

    Apparently someone in the company, thinks the reason they aren't selling is the colour
     
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    Pretty much the first thing I do with a phone is slap a TPU case on it, if I want color I get a colored case! The clear cases turn yellow so I just usually get black, and a phone to match.

    I read somewhere that Essential was having trouble getting the ceramic colored correctly, not sure if that's true or not but could account for the huge delay in getting the white out and now this one.
     
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    The phone was originally announced in 4 colours, but initially only black was available, then white. So this isn't a new colour but looks like the release of the "Ocean Depths" green that was promised at the start. And it was Essential themselves who said that getting the colour ceramics to reliably come out uniformly-coloured and the shade you intended was more challenging than it sounded (which I can quite believe).

    The "Ocean Depths" colour did get a lot of attention when the phone was announced. Personally I thought it looked nice, but that the copper sides might be a bit too bling for me. But as I'm currently using my Pixel in a hybrid case with a clear polycarb back and smoked TPU sides (because, as you say, clear TPU goes yellow quite quickly) if someone made one of those for the Essential it would solve that problem for me ;)
     
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    Well having looked at a video of the new colours I have to say that the final Ocean Depths is nowhere near as nice as the originally advertised colour (more blue, less green). But the Copper Black is nice.

    Maybe by the time I'm next in the market for a phone, say the Essential PH-3 or PH-4, they'll be selling them in the UK...
     
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    There is also a nice Halo gray one just for Amazon, it doesn't have the copper trim, and it's $450! Sharp looking and cheap (er-y-ish) :thinking:
     
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