The Essential Phone stops by the FCC, but its launch date is still a mystery

The Essential Phone stops by the FCC, but its launch date is still a mystery

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is one of those dying stars that shine brightly just before they go dark for eternity. Since the device was announced in late May to much praise, the company behind the Essential Phone has gone completely silent.

Although we know the Essential Phone will be exclusive to Sprint in the United States, we still don't have any idea when it will be launched on the market. Andy Rubin was pretty clear when asked about the Essential Phone's availability and said that his company would not accept reservations unless the smartphone would be released soon after.

Well, it looks like the Essential Phone might be closer to a market launch than we've originally thought, as the device has just received FCC's approval. As many of you probably know by now, the Essential Phone is fully compatible with all major carriers in the US.

In the same piece of news, Essential has just confirmed that it is now finalizing the testing to validate the smartphone's official IP rating. If it's successful, the Essential Phone will feature IP5X certification at launch, which would make it resistant to sprays of water, but not waterproof.

source: FCC, Essential via Droid-life

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3 Comments

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 436; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Okiiiie

2. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 128; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

There's no hope for essential phone , it's clearly clear .

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Not sure why PA is so negative on the Essential Phone. We basically know nothing about it and PA already talking about its dismay. It's very clear to me who PA master is and its a fruit. LOL!

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