Essential Phone orders start shipping, customers should receive theirs on August 31

Essential Phone orders start shipping, customers should receive theirs on August 31

The Essential Phone saga is far from being over, as the US-based company is struggling to ship its only product to customers who already pre-order it. Even though Andy Rubin promised the Essential Phone will hit the shelves one month after its official unveiling, that deadline has passed a long time ago.

The last time Essential came forward with an official statement about the launch of its smartphone, it promised it will start shipping the product in a week. Unfortunately, that didn't happen either and the company's inability to fulfill its promises will surely hurt its sales.

Nevertheless, it appears that the Essential Phone has finally started shipping, but if you've ordered one, then you'll still have to wait until at least August 31. Essential Phone units are still in transit from China and will arrive in the United States in a few days.

Although the initial shipment information confirmed Essential Phone units would be delivered by FedEx on August 30, the delivery was delayed by at least one day due to the Hurricane Harvey ravaging parts of the country.

If nothing bad happens again, you can expect to receive your Essential Phone as early as August 31. But don't get your hopes too high just yet, as Essential is literally a monument of broken promises nowadays.

source: Reddit via 9to5google

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7 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Essential is a "Monument of broken promises"? No.... I don't think they've quite reached Bankz level yet.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7490; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

And they say I attack other users too often.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

You do, no doubt. In defense of my original comment, it is at least true. Still waiting on that 1500% confirmed fingerprint sensor under the screen.

3. g2a5b0e unregistered

I still can't help but think that this phone would look better if they just moved the camera to the bottom bezel. The cut-out is just off-putting to me.

5. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

No it's not.

6. aodmisery

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 18, 2016

Amazon has cancelled all preorders and phone removed from Amazon

7. haydenb

Posts: 121; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

Several reviews that i have read have said that the camera is lackluster pretty disappointing for a $700 phone

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