Androidcenteral is reporting that the Essential Phone 2 may come with a front facing camera that can pop out from the top of the frame, then get stored when not in use. The news comes after a tweet from Essential's Andy Rubin showed a patent for the design from May of 2016. The reason for this design is to allow for more screen coverage on the phone, without restoring to a notch like the first Essential Phone, or the iPhone X has. Maybe I'm getting old, but wouldn't you still need a space for the handset speaker, or is using a phone for making phone calls too "last year?" While I think this is a fine idea, as I don't think I've ever used the front facing camera on any phone I've owned, I'm more surprised that there is going to be an Essential Phone 2, based on how well the first one did. Similar to the Vivo Apex, this patent shows a smartphone with a front-facing camera that can pop out from the top of the frame and then go back down into hiding when it's not in use. In addition to looking cool, this also allows for virtually no bezels without sacrificing parts of your precious screen.