Essential Phone Discontinued But Not Quite
Essential phone was one of the fist mainstream phones to come with a notch. Essential phones had gone out of stock everywhere in the last few months. And this had led to speculation that Essential Phone 2 was on it’s way into the market. But now, we have received news that Essential phone is no more. The company has now confirmed that they will not add any more stock to the inventory. While the Essential Phone was launched way back in 2017 it was receiving updates regularly and customers were waiting for a new version of the phone. However, all hope is not lost yet!
While the discontinuation of the Essential phone does not come as a shock, since they had only sold 88,000 units in 2017, it does disappoint the cult following that the phone had. The company has however revealed that they are working on another phone. Just last month, it was reported that Essential was working on an AI based phone. The company recently acquired the company behind Newton Mail. Only time will tell if that means they are going into software designing and internet space or not. Essential did have a rocky start with data breaches, sexual scandals and layoffs, but they struggled against all odds and survived.
Essential PH-1 Features
The Essential phone had a strong built with front glass, titanium frame and a ceramic back and had an Octa- core Snapdragon 835 SoC with an Adreno 540 GPU. While the cameras were not upto industry standards, the phone was one of the fastest to receive Android updates, right after Google themselves. Many Nexus users who loved to have a stock Android experience were known to have shifted to the Essential Phone.
The company however has assured that they will continue to sell accessories and provide speedy software updates. Customer support will also be available to the existing community of Essential Phone users. It will be interesting to see what mobile device they work on and how the market accepts it in future.