Essential phone won't be available anymore - KNine Vox
December 30, 2018 Technology

Essential phone won't be available anymore

The Essential phone is sold out and the company says it won't be restocked. Droid Life spotted earlier today that the phone is pretty much out of stock, and Essential says it isn’t making any more.

The essential phone also known as Essential PH-1 was announced last year for $700 by Andy Rubin who is the founder of Essential and also the creator of the Android mobile operating system. This product really got a hyped launch as it was a company by the creator of Android OS.

The Essential Phone was priced at $700 upon launch, entering a field populated by Apple’s iPhone X, Google’s Pixel 2 XL, and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8. The price tag was later reduced to $500, which made the Essential Phone more appealing to customers.

But as part of that announcement, the company is also confirming something that fans had long hoped to be true: Essential is officially working on a second “mobile product,” presumably this rumoured tiny phone that uses AI to answer emails and text messages for you. An Essential spokeswoman wouldn’t directly confirm to me that its “next mobile product” is a phone, but that’s what “mobile product” generally means.

Here’s the statement:

We are sold out of Essential Phone on essential.com and won’t be adding any new inventory. We are now hard at work on our next mobile product and will continue to sell accessories and provide speedy software updates and customer support to our existing community.

In fact, the company’s still promising fast software updates for the Essential Phone, even now that it’s been discontinued. If or when a second Essential mobile device appears, there may be some loyal customers waiting for it.

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