Andy Rubin says the Essential Phone is in full mass production and has pictures to prove it
by Cosmin Vasile / Aug 09, 2017, 6:48 PM
Android's co-founder Andy Rubin proved numerous times that his Essential Phone exists and that it will eventually start selling in the United States. Initially slated for a June market release, the Essential Phone was delayed for almost two months now.
The last time we heard from the company behind the Essential Phone, the device should've made its debut on the market this week. Unfortunately, the quirky smartphone is a no show, as Andy Rubin confirmed earlier today that details about Essential Phone's availability would be unveiled next week.
Moreover, Rubin said that the Essential Phone is already in full mass production and his company is preparing to start shipping the phone to retailers and carriers across the country.
Although Sprint will be the only carrier that will offer the Essential Phone, other retailers like Best Buy will sell the unlocked version at the same time. Customers who want to buy the unlocked Essential Phone will have to come up with $699 upfront.
If the Essential Phone goes on sale around the same time as other major flagships like Nokia 8, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30 are made official, the smartphone might as well be dead on arrival.
It feels like Andy Rubin's company missed a great opportunity there, as there were no major smartphone releases in the US in July. Oh, well, we'll see what happens next week when the Essential Phone should hit the shelves.
source: Andy Rubin
- Display 5.7" 1312 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3040 mAh
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I’m seriously thinking about getting this phone to replace my Nexus 6p. If the the new pixel shows up with huge bezels I will most likely get this phone.
posted on Aug 09, 2017, 7:00 PM 0
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The Pixel XL 2 will be 'bezel-less'. Crazy if you atleast don't consider waiting
posted on Aug 09, 2017, 8:27 PM 1
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I will get the Essential PH-1 if Pixel XL 2 shows up with huge bezels! I would prefere a Pixel simply for software support reasons, but I cannot get something with large bezels. Not in 2017 and not if the iPhone 8 is "bezel-less".
posted on Aug 10, 2017, 8:10 AM 0
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Be careful with this one. It’s a very, very, uncertain bet. There’s a good chance they won’t be successful in which case you’ll have a phone that doesn’t see updates of any kind, be they features or security. Then there’s the case of manufacturer warranty and so on. Wait and see what people feel about it after a few months first. Otherwise stick with something safe. You have a 6P so you’re obviously not afraid of a larger phone. There’s always the larger Pixel 2.
posted on Aug 09, 2017, 11:43 PM 0
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Well, I'm going for the Pixel 2 regardless of the bezels because, to me, there are a million things more important than the space around the screen. Though the Essential phone does look nice, just remember that it's a Sprint exclusive.
posted on Aug 10, 2017, 12:47 AM 0
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This phone will quickly end up in the bargain bin, then be discontinued. Sorry Andy, lighting will not strike twice.
posted on Aug 09, 2017, 7:03 PM 0
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But yet you call out anyone who says anything negative about iPhone in the iPhone related articles, ahahaha. You pot calling the kettle black crew members are too funny.
posted on Aug 09, 2017, 7:15 PM 14
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I think apple-rulz is a moron, but I'm inclined to agree with him on this matter, it's a nice phone with top of the line specs and premium materials, but the fact that it's a Sprint exclusive will only hurt the sales potential. I would like to be wrong though, It's an awesome concept that's actually making it to the market and it never hurts to have options when looking to upgrade.
posted on Aug 10, 2017, 12:51 AM 2
Being a Sprint exclusive undoubtedly will hurt its sales dramatically. Also its gonna have to now compete with the S8/Note 8/V30/iPhone 8 now too. Its gonna be real tough for the Essential phone as nice as the hardware and software will be. Is launching just a bit too late and will not be able to steal much thunder at all from these flagships coming
posted on Aug 10, 2017, 5:36 AM 0
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The Sprint deal was a horrible move for sure with Sprint being the #4 carrier. The phone itself seems solid but like the article mentioned releasing this time of year against the Note, LG V30, the new Iphone, the new Pixel is not going to go over very well especially being priced at or near the prices of the big boys.
posted on Aug 11, 2017, 2:27 PM 0
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Tbh this is a great phone and will sell really well. And it will be one of the best of 2017
posted on Aug 09, 2017, 7:40 PM 0
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Was this photo taken in the future? Cuz I don't see not even one reviewer with a working model yet. They should at least have one prototype for hype building like how Blackberry KeyOne did.
posted on Aug 09, 2017, 7:47 PM 0
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I honestly hope for Andy Rubin that it's gonna be a hit. It may not sell the numbers Samsung, Apple or Huawei do, but I hope that it will reach at least 500,000 in time. It's a beautiful piece of tech and if I could spare the money, I'd buy it.
posted on Aug 10, 2017, 2:47 AM 0
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