Artificial intelligence is going to play a major role in Essential’s new smartphone, according to a new report.
Bloomberg reports that Essential is focusing on AI for whatever smartphone is coming next. So much so that Essential is building a phone that can have AI mimic the owner of the device to respond to text messages and emails. Essential may be working on a handset that doesn’t follow the expected flagship expectations, as far as design goes.
According to the publication’s sources, Essential’s new phone will have a small display and it will be a device that is built primarily to work with voice commands. Basically, to untether device owners from their handset. The AI feature will apparently be able to automatically respond to emails and text messages, and may be able to book appointments on their behalf as well.
Essential has been in some rough waters ever since the first Essential Phone launched, which failed to really garner public attention and demand. Earlier this year it was reported that Andy Rubin, the company’s founder, was putting Essential up for sale. Rubin responded to those claims, not necessarily denying them, but said that the company is focusing on creating new products.
There aren’t any additional details to go on at this point, but the idea is certainly interesting. Will Essential be able to pull it off? We’ll have to wait and see. Are you excited about the idea?