Essential PH-1 will now sell for $200 less!

Tuesday, 24 Oct, 2017

In an attempt to improve those numbers, Essential has slashed off $200 bringing down the price of PH-01 to $499 in the United States. The reason behind this price cut is the companies such as Samsung and Apple have already acquired the premium segment, and as a young startup company, Essential wants to make a mart in the affordable market.

Essential started off with quite a bit of hype surrounding it, teasing a near bezel-less Android handset, backed by the co-founder of Android Andy Rubin. "So starting today we're offering Essential Phone for $499 on Essential.com", said Essential, which would suggest the price drop is here to stay rather than a one-off promotion. Valid only for orders shipping to the US.

The Essential Phone by Android founder Andy Rubin was launched in May 2017 and after many problems and delays it went on sale in September at $699 around ₹46,000, but just with the name of Andy Rubin you can not win against competitors like Apple, Samsung and even OnePlus and Xiaomi. The company encourages customers to use the promo code to buy an Essential Phone for a loved one, but what about the people who wanted to give the phone a shot but were put off by the large price tag?

Essential Phone specifications: The phone features an edge-to-edge 5.7-inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560×1312 pixels. But after unveiling its handset, Essential's Phone was beset by a range of problems, including failing to deliver the smartphone on time. The phone is powered by a 2.45 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clubbed with Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB RAM. Lastly, it includes a dual-camera setup on the rear with a regular 13-megapixel f/1.85 shooter and another monochrome sensor. The device is fueled by a 3040mAh battery inside.