News of Note—Essential, Google, Samsung and more

news of note

Here are some other stories we're following today:

> Essential’s first phone will reportedly ship within the next week. 9to5Google report

> Tencent recorded a record profit of $2.7 billion as revenue from mobile games outpaced PCs for the first time. TechCrunch article

> Samsung and the Bank of America are working on iris identification for mobile users. Bank Innovation article

> FCC filings allude to an HTC-made Pixel phone with an “Active Edge.” PhoneScoop report