After seeing a lot of ups and downs, Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is finally going to be a reality. The company is sending out emails to the first lineup of its customers wherein it is confirmed that the Essential Phone is all set, ready, and will start shipping within the next 7 days.

This is, by far, the most reassuring turn of events for the Essential Phone which has been a constant matter of buzz among smartphone lovers.

Other than the news about the availability of the smartphone, the email also says that the people who have reserved the Essential 360 Camera will be getting a separate email about its availability and it is, for sure, not going to be shipped with the Essential Phone.

There is, so far, no official news as to when the Essential 360 Camera will be made available to the buyers.

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If the company succeeds in shipping the Essential Phone on time this time, it might prove vital for the smartphone. And if, unfortunately, it does not, it might very well be the final nail in the coffin as people have patiently been waiting for it for so long now. It is, therefore, high time that the device reaches its fans.

Essential Phone specifications

We have already covered the specifications of the Essential Phone. If you want to know more about it, you can head to Is essential essential?

The main highlights, however, are:

essential Phone full specifications

  • A 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 2560×1312 approximating to a pixel density of 505ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection
  • A 2.45GHz octa-core Kryo 28 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset
  • Adreno 540 GPU
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB of internal storage
  • Dual 13MP primary camera (RBG + Mono) with PDAF
  • 8MP front camera with f/2.20 lens
  • 3,040 mAh battery with fast charging support
  • USB Type-C


The device is available for $699 from and through the finance company Affirm with repayments coming in at $29.13 per month for 24 months.

Essential Phone release date

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