Android creator Andy Rubin has confirmed that the Essential Phone is in “full mass production”. Announced in May, the Essential Phone will finally get a release date sometime next week, said Rubin.
The phone was originally slated to be released in mid-June but had missed the deadline. Rubin shared three images of the Essential Phone undergoing the manufacturing process via his official Twitter account. s. In related news, Essential announced that it has raised $300 million from Tencent, Amazon’s Alexa Fund and others. The latest funding round was reported last month but has been officially confirmed by the company today.
Just for a quick refresh, the Essential Phone sports a 5.7-inch edge-to-edge display and is powered by latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It sports a titanium and ceramic body that offers it a premium look. The phone has a 13MP Dual RGB + Mono camera with image fusion technology and 8MP front camera. It is priced at $699 and comes in four colors: Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths. The Essential smartphone will be available unlocked at retail via Amazon, Best Buy and Essential.com, as well as through carriers Sprint and Telu