If you think the aspect ratio on the new Sony Xperia 5 is ridiculous, well, you ain’t see nothing yet. 21:1 aspect ratio is pale in comparison to what Essential is working on. No exaggeration here.

It is suffice to say that the aspect ratio on the phone that Essential is working on makes the device look more like a bar than a slab of rectangular something we are accustomed to.

The longish form reminds me very much of the Nokia 6110 or maybe even the 7250i, but obviously, this is all screen. And yeah. It is back to candy bar form factor for Essential, or so it seems.

Details are none existence at this point. Essential said they are working on a new device to “reframe your perspective on mobile” and they are “now in early testing with our team outside the lab.”

However, from the images, we made out that it has a lone main camera, a hole punch selfie camera and it appears to sill sport a physical fingerprint sensor around the back.

Not going to lie. While odd looking in today’s context, I am kind of excited over this phone and I honestly can’t wait to see and hear more about this somewhat radical smartphone form factor.

Images: Twitter (@essential).

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