Essential Phone pre-orders to start shipping within 7 days

The Essential Phone saga is drawing to an end if we are to believe the latest reports claiming the smartphone will finally start shipping to customers. The US-based company now worth $1.2 billion announced last week that it will offer details about the Essential Phone's availability within 7 days.

Yesterday, Andy Rubin's Essential started to send emails to customers who reserved their phones and let them know that their devices have been built and will be ready to ship within 7 days. We've already received that email, so we can confirm that the information is accurate.

The Essential Phone will be exclusive to Sprint in the United States, but folks will be able to buy the unlocked version via Amazon and Best Buy. It's also up for purchase on Essential's website for $699, or for $29.13 per month for 24 months through finance company Affirm.

Sprint is expected to start shipping the Essential Phone on August 18 as well, but the information hasn't been confirmed by the carrier yet.

If you've also pre-ordered the Essential 360 Camera, you should be getting another email telling you when exactly it will arrive in stock, but for now, it's just the Essential Phone that will ship to customers.

Related phones

  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1312 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3040 mAh
  • OS Android 10



5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Will it have an OLED display or IPS?

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1275; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Good news!

3. dnomadic

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Naw dude... I'm out! If it would been released close to announcement, I would've been all-in. This close to my Note 8 or Pixel XL 2, I will have to pass. Can't justify buying two phones in such a short period of time (bad enough every 4-6 of months)

2. FoxDavis

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Here is what my email stated; Great news! Essential Phone (Black Moon) is starting to ship. As shipment of your Pure White device is still a couple of weeks away, we want to give you the option to change your order from a Pure White to a Black Moon device, which will ship within 7 days. If you want to be one of the first to have an Essential Phone in your hands please contact our support team at to change your order.

1. foreverNOOB

Posts: 188; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Please don't going the same route as Saygus, Turing or Solarin by promised but can't keep up with it.

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