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Andy Rubin's Essential phone coming to United Kingdom, likely as a network exclusive

18 July, 2017, 03:44 | Author: Nadine Todd
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There's no word on when the device will launch in those regions, but it's said that Essential did recently meet with United Kingdom carriers including EE to settle on a launch date.

The device is said to also launch in other countries in the near future.

With Essential already missing Andy Rubin's self-appointed June ship date, the ambitious startup has been hit with major executive departures.

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

The phone is priced at $699 in the USA, meaning if we translate it directly, the device could set you back anywhere from £650 to £699. Now, prior to its launch, the firm has suffered a bit of a blow, losing its VP of marketing, Brian Wallace.

There's no word on an exact release date yet, but the report notes that the Essential Phone will land in Blighty before the year is out.

After having being announced as a carrier-exclusive phone in the USA and unlocked, Essential has been keeping relatively quiet over the last month since its launch. While there are fans out there who are disappointed by the slight delay, it looks like the wait will be over soon enough.

There was consternation back in May when Andy Rubin's Essential PH-1 phone was revealed as an exclusive of America's fourth placed network, Sprint. However, it's unlikely that the device will have enough market reach to be a threat to the two largest smartphone makers in the world. Interestingly, the Essential has already started work on their second smartphone, as yet unnamed, but probably he will be brought to logical conclusion in view of the outbreak of reshuffles at the top that usually entails downsizing.



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