The Essential Phone 2 might hide its camera behind the screen

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Ah, the Essential Phone. It was one of the most hyped devices in recent memory. It beat the iPhone X to a notched display by a significant margin and arguably kicked off the current trends in smartphone design. Now it appears Essential is working on another pioneering design: a camera hidden behind the display.

Dutch publication LetsGoDigital spotted a patent submitted to WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) for a phone that looks a lot like the original Essential PH-1, except with no chin or notch to be found. It’s all display.

This isn’t the first we’ve heard of such technology. Samsung already announced it was working on something – it calls the tech ‘New Infinity’ – but it’s not expected to

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