If you were hoping to catch the basic phone before the year was up, you have no luck. An important spokesperson told 9to5Google that the phone is not in stock and will not see new inventory.
The spokesman also told 9to5Google that Essential is "hard at work on our next mobile product and will continue to sell accessories and provide fast software update and customer support to our existing community."
Droid Life first discovered that Essential Phone is out of stock from the company's website. The phone is also unavailable through retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy.
Even if you go to Sprint's site, the page appears to be corrupted and shows no information. You will still be able to buy Essential Phone from resellers on Amazon and eBay, so all hope is not lost yet.
It was said that this would happen at some point. The basic phone originally launched in August 2017, with issues ranging from poor image quality and mobile reception on T-Mobile to affect response issues.
It wasn't too bad for the Essential Phone. As it polarizes, the phone's design is still good against today's smartphones.
Essential Phone is also a good example of what a continuously updated smartphone looks like. Important though confirmed that the phone will get Android Q. It would make the Essential Phone one of the rare Android devices with three major platform updates.
It is mumbling that Essential is working on a new device that can be displayed in the January 2019 CES event. The device allegedly uses artificial intelligence to either replace or increase the current smartphone experience.