The essential phone is sold out on the official Essential website and in most outlets, with no more restocks scheduled for the polarizer.
The smartphone, also called Essential PH-1, was hyped up before its release last year because Andy Rubin, the founder of Essential, is also the creator of the Android mobile operating system. The basic phone was priced at $ 700 at launch, into a field populated by Apple's iPhone X, Google's Pixel 2 XL and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8. The price tag was later reduced to $ 500, which made Essential Phone more appealing to customers. 19659002] Essential Phone was omitted during the holidays, partly due to significant price reductions that showed retailers clearing out the unit's inventory. It appears that this marks the end of the device, so unfortunately, customers who planned to buy Essential PH-1
"We are sold out of Essential Phone at essential.com and do not want to add any new stock. We are now working hard on our next mobile product and will continue to sell accessories and provide fast software update and customer support to our existing community," A company spokesman
Current Essential Phone users would like to know that despite the phone's interruptions, essentials that updates for it will continue, essentially earlier promised that Essential PH-1 will be upgraded at least to Android Q.
Another positive note from the spokesman's statement is the confirmation that Essential is working on its next product. It was previously reported that the device will be an artificial intelligence-driven smartphone that performs tasks by mimicking the user, such as automatically responding to messages. 19659002] The new smartphone is said to have a unique design with a small screen because users will interact with it mostly through voice commands. There will probably be another unit in relation to the competition, and there are rumors that Essential will be ready to show off the smartphone at CES 2019 in January.
Important, it is possible to roll out large Android updates for Essential Phone faster than other non-Google Android smartphone manufacturers, and it is expected that the company will do the same for the rumored new smartphone.