It’s taken a while, but after announcing that an announcement would be made this week on when its début handset would finally be ready, it seems that the Essential Phone should start shipping out to customers in the next 7 days, at least that’s according to emails that the company has sent out. After its launch on May 30 where Andy Rubin initially claimed that the Essential Phone would be ready to ship in about 30 days, there has been an unexplained delay of around a month and a half.
Despite the delays in shipping its debut handset, Essential has still managed to rack up around $1 billion worth of investment, likely due to Andy Rubin’s track record as one of Android’s co-founders as much as confidence in the company itself.
The Essential Phone offers a titanium and glass construction with high-end specifications such as a 5.71-inch Quad HD LCD, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. Lest we forget, the Essential Phone also features two notches on its rear panel that allows the docking of modules such as the 360 Camera add-on. If you’ve also reserved one of the 360 Camera modules, Essential will also be sending you an email on when it’s ready to starting shipping, although the company hasn’t given a timeline on this.
You can still reserve the Essential Phone for $699 directly from the Essential website, or from BestBuy and Amazon in the weeks ahead. For those of us outside the US, there is some hope that the Essential Phone will become available in Europe, the UK, and Japan.
Via: Android Authority