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New variant of the Essential Phone to launch on February 15

Essential could launch the long-awaited Ocean Depths – a combination of blue and green – colour variant of the Essential Phone (PH-1) on February 15.

“A new wave is coming,” reads a cryptic save-the-date teaser shared on the firm’s official Twitter account on Monday – leading us to believe that the ocean-inspired hue is at long last on the way, following its announcement alongside the standard Black Moon, Pure White and Stellar Grey variants back in May 2017.

There is, of course, a chance that Essential is hinting at something else in the tweet, but it’s a slim one. The startup posted disappointing sales figures for 2017, shipping a total of 88,000 units, so it’ll be looking for a quick way to draw in additional customers – and a new colour variant is a sure fire way of doing just that.

Related: MWC 2018

The Essential Phone is the first handset designed and manufactured by Android co-creator Andy Rubin’s smartphone startup Essential. It sports a 5.7-inch edge-to-edge display, a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 13MP dual-pixel rear-facing camera, an 8MP front-facing shooter and a 3040mAh battery.

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