Essential first launched the Essential Phone in the market with a lot of hype as it was from the co-founder of Android, Andy Rubin. The smartphone did not perform well in the market for a variety of reasons, the high price being one of them. In the past months, we have seen the brand giving huge discounts for the device to be sold out.
Reports have surfaced online regarding the company’s plan to discontinue the product. The handset is already out of stock on their official website essential.com and there will not be more supplies for the device. Here’s what an Essential spokesperson has to say
We are sold out of Essential Phone on essential.com and won’t be adding any new inventory. We are now hard at work on our next mobile product and will continue to sell accessories and provide speedy software updates and customer support to our existing community.
Now, the term mobile product need not essentially mean a smartphone, but we expect it to be a smartphone considering the history of the brand and the cause & mission of the founder Andy Rubin. Despite the fall in sales for the Essential Phone, the company is providing quick and efficient support to its customers in terms of software updates. In fact, the trending notch design which is present in most of the smartphones in 2018 was first started by Essential.
The Essential Phone was one of the first devices to receive the Android Pie update right after Google’s Pixel lineup. The brand has also promised that the Essential Phone will be updated to the upcoming Android Q.
There have been no leaks or speculations so far about the Essential Phone 2 but we expect that the users of the Essential Phone would be delighted to receive a successor for their device. Keep watching this space for more information regarding Essential Phone 2.