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Essential Phone release date, price, and availability: all we know so far

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Jul 2017, 14:53

Here is all we know about the Essential Phone release date: about where and when it is going to be available, according to all the official information passed along so far...

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posted on 17 Jul 2017, 15:03 1

1. kiko007 (Posts: 5190; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


I can appreciate stock Android in a bezeless form factor, but that cutout is absurdly ugly. I'd rather have more bezel up top than that crap. Same with the iPhone 8, but at least that cutout is KINDA futuristic looking. This one just look awful.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 17:09 1

7. Finalflash (Posts: 3485; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Both look like crap, there's no excuse for either. If they were going to put a giant status bar up there to cover it up, then why have screen there at all.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 18:03 1

8. medtxa (Posts: 1321; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Yeah, what's the point of left over screen, it's unusable.

posted on 4 days ago, 10:31

16. Jango (Posts: 339; Member since: 24 Oct 2014)


I think it looks like the best implementation

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 18:20

9. kiko007 (Posts: 5190; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


I mean... the status bar was gonna be there anyways. On Android I think expanded desktop eliminates that to an extent. Not sure if iOS has a version of that.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 21:29

14. jjface (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Jun 2017)


Yes would have looked so much better with more top bezel!

posted on 4 days ago, 11:51

17. michaelny2001 (Posts: 189; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


my issue is that for a newcomer 700 is absurd.plus tax. nah, i'll pass. He should have had an agressive price point like the nexus.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 15:27

2. fyah_king (Posts: 1001; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Can't wait to get one.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 15:38

3. JasontheVeteran (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Jun 2017)


You can't trademark the word Essential. It's a common use word. I suspect it's a design issue or a manufacturing issue. Spigen will find that out soon enough and have their trademark name for the Essential Case invalidated. Otherwise Apple would ban the sale of Apples at every grocery store, market, etc.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 21:02

12. ibend (Posts: 6610; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


"Essential Case"
it isn't even a Case, Essential is name for Spigen's powerbank and wireless headphones..
and both product isn't even well known (tbh, I never know that spigen make powerbank or headphones before this "essential" naming problem)

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 15:45

4. iczer (Posts: 30; Member since: 14 Oct 2015)


This thing looks better than iPhone 8! Why manufacturers are so obsessed with bezels?? I don't like this trend!!

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 16:07 1

5. trojan_horse (Posts: 4570; Member since: 06 May 2016)


$699 i kinda steep pricing for a newcomer brand.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 16:21

6. joey18 (Posts: 593; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


Is beautyfull better then iphone 8 rumors

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 20:09

10. diggie32 (Posts: 247; Member since: 03 Apr 2016)


As soon as there were rumors of a bezelless iPhone, guess what copy cat Android does. "but Android did it first"

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 20:54 1

11. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2927; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


If you're going to troll, at least try to be funny.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 21:20

13. combatmedic870 (Posts: 911; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Vaporware so far

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 22:06

15. Greenmule (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 Apr 2017)


"What's causing the delay? We aren't exactly sure,"

It's money. The "android flagship" space is way overcrowded and looks can only take you so far. As you can tell, not everyone likes the look of the Essential phone.

Slow pre-orders, and Sprint as the "exclusive" carrier; if you were selling Andy Rubin phone component(s), would you want to know how/when you were going to get paid?

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