It’s been almost 3 years since Andy Rubin and his company, Essential launched their first device. And now just a few months after announcing their latest project, Essential is shutting down.
As the smartphone industry starts to move away from the headphone jack and more towards having only USB-C ports on their devices, you’ll be needing some way to listen to music on the go.
Essential has announced that their Essential Phone (also known as the Essential PH-1) is now available for purchase from their website for customers in Canada, France, Japan and the UK.
Telus has dropped the price of the Essential Phone from $1,050 CAD to $650 CAD outright.
The Essential Phone is probably the most interesting phone I’ve used in a while. It’s the first phone (and product) to come out of Andy Rubin’s (the “father of Android”) new company, Essential but the phone isn’t anything that’s overtly over-the-top.
Update: Shortly after reviewing the Essential Phone, the company dropped the price in Canada from $1,050 CAD to $650 CAD, this review has been updated to reflect that.