The Essential Phone is removing a initial new connection procedure given it launched roughly a year ago. And it’s a captivating 3.5mm headphone jack dongle. Essential revealed it was operative on this accessory behind in September.
The new connection dongle — called a Audio Adapter HD — is part of a concentration on music that Essential announced today, and in further to providing a blank 3.5mm headphone jack, it also contains a high-resolution ESS Sabre DAC with an “audiophile-grade amp” that’s “crafted from machined titanium for well-developed durability.” And, as Essential is really pithy in indicating out, it also means that we can finally assign your phone while listening to song during a same time.
Also new on a Essential phone is support for Tidal’s Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) lossless tracks, along with a new partnership with a song use where Essential Phone owners will be means to listen to MQA tracks. Tidal is charity Essential Phone owners a three-month subscription of a Hi-Fi tier for giveaway to try out a higher-resolution audio.
The magnetic connection complement was touted as a vital feature for a Essential Phone when it was initial announced in 2017, though aside from a 360-degree camera connection that a phone launched with, no other Click attachments ever materialized. Until now, that is. The charging wharf hire for a phone that was denounced alongside a 360 cam has nonetheless to ship.
There’s no word nonetheless as to how most a Audio Adapter HD will cost, though Essential is earnest a recover someday this summer. The recover of any new hardware during all is something of a surprise, given that reports were swirling final month that Essential had canceled a second phone and was exploring offered a company.
Although, as my co-worker Casey Newton forked out, it creates a kind of elegant clarity that after cancelling a future, Essential would welcome a past.