Essential Phone preorders to start shipping in 7 days

Android Founder's new smartphone company is worth $1.2 billion without shipping a phone

Essential Phone Company Is Valued at More Than $1 Billion USD Without Selling a Single Phone

Ending all speculations behind the delay in shipments of Essential Phone, the company is now ready to commence dispatching the device to pre-registered customers.

Andy Rubin, the author of the Android OS, at the beginning of this summer presented its own smartphone Essential PH-1, frameless and modular, and promised to release it on July 30. This, as well as some defections of top officials from the company, led to speculations about Essential landing itself in rough water and the hazy future of its first Phone.

The Essential Phone saga is drawing to an end if we are to believe the latest reports claiming the smartphone will finally start shipping to customers. This title is even more impressive, given that Essential has yet to ship a single device to consumers. It's also up for purchase on Essential's website for $699, or for $29.13 per month for 24 months through finance company Affirm. Once the device starts shipping within the next week, it will arrive to USA customers in two to three days, depending on their exact location. The handset will ship with the Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage space, and a 5.71-inch QHD screen.

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