Sick of overpriced flagships that don’t perform and make you wait for several months for OS upgrades? Here’s your chance to get a flagship that’s free from these drawbacks! Essential Phone, the brainchild of Android founder Andy Rubin, is now available for mere $224 at Amazon in the United States. In short, a deal to steal for a phone that runs Android 9 Pie and comes with top-notch hardware.
The device was launched by Andy last year in May. It comes with a 5.7-inch edge-to-edge display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 13mp dual lens primary camera, 8mp secondary camera, 128GB internal storage and a 3,040 mAh battery. It also comes with a 360-degree camera that can be attached to its top edge, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. It supports fast charging and has got a Type-C USB port. The body of Essential Phone is made of ceramic and titanium, so build quality is also not an issue.
The only drawback of this smartphone, however, is the company that’s making it. Andy Rubin has already put up Essential Products Inc. for sale in May, so we don’t know much about the future of this phone and how will you receive service in case something goes wrong with this phone. But at a price of $224, it’s still a great device. It’s available in Halo Gray color option only. Also, it will come without 360-degree camera and headphones. The camera, if you want it, is available separately for less than $50.