In an unexpected move, Essential has quietly released an exclusive version of their Essential Phone on Amazon. The new Halo Gray variant comes with Amazon Alexa built-in but is identical to any other variant of the phone as far as specs and features. The Amazon exclusive is $449, the same price as other colors.
The addition of the Halo Gray color comes on the heels of three color variants being released by Essential themselves. Those colors – Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray and Copper Black – are price $100 more than the standard color models.