Essential Phone in white now available for purchase in the U.S.
If you've been holding out on buying the Essential Phone because it wasn't available in white, then it's time to reconsider your decision. The device that was supposed to revolutionize the smartphone industry is finally available in white flavor.
In case you already reserved the white Essential Phone, then you should receive an email from the company telling you that you can now purchase it via Essential Store, Amazon, and Best Buy. Just like the black version, it costs $699, but this one comes with white accessories (USB cable, headphone jack adapter and fast charger).
Essential announced last week that it plans to send out letters for those who reserve the white version of its smartphone by the end of the week. However, because of the holiday in China, it was forced to delay it for a few more days.
On a side note, Essential plans to launch two additional colors for its smartphone – Ocean Depths and Stellar Grey – but they are still in development. Since the Essential Phone is entirely made of ceramic, obtaining other colors than black or white is quite difficult due to off-gassing.
It's a complex chemical process that's very hard to master in order to allow for mass production, so it's probably not even sure that Essential will be able to pull this off.