Essential Phone Launch in U.S. is Imminent

Yolanda Curtis
July 18, 2017

It's unclear which regions specifically will get this bezel-less ceramic device, but if the report is true, its United Kingdom launch date might not be too far away.

Additionally, de Masi said that they have plans to launch the Essential Phone in the United Kingdom, western Europe, and Japan.

The Essential Phone will be sold in the United Kingdom, western Europe, and Japan, says a report from the Financial Times.


The new phone is made of titanium and ceramic and notably lacks any logos, and Essential began taking preorders for the device from US buyers two weeks ago.

With Essential already missing Andy Rubin's self-appointed June ship date, the ambitious startup has been hit with major executive departures. The two phones include super thin bezels and precise edges, however, there are a few viewpoints about Essential's gadget we lean toward over LG's gadget.

We're not implying there might be something bad happening over at Essential, but there might be something bad happening over at Essential.


Brian Wallace, vice president of marketing at Essential, left the company last week, according to Business Insider. In an interview with the Financial Times, chief operating officer Niccolo de Masi said the smartphone's US launch would be imminent. While there are fans out there who are disappointed by the slight delay, it looks like the wait will be over soon enough.

The company's first phone, the Essential PH-1, is a high-end, Android-powered gadget positioned to compete with Google's Pixel and Samsung's new Galaxy S8: The $700 modular handset is sold unlocked and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 128 GB of internal storage and a 360-degree camera that can shoot spherical UHD images at 30 frames per second. Essential will most likely resort to exclusive partnerships with carriers around the world to gain access to mainstream distribution networks. Or maybe it's behind-the-scenes work with distribution that has Essential holding off from pressing, "GO!"


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