The first generation Essential Phone, which was launched in August last year with a price tag of $699, is now available at a whole lot lower price. Amazon is currently selling the Essential Phone PH-1, both Black Moon and Pure White variants, at a discounted price tag of USD 399.99 unlocked. This is one of the lowest prices one can find for the Andy Rubin’s Smartphone which is expected to not last for a long time. So if you want to get your hand on the Essential Phone then now is the right time to do so.
Talking about the specifications of the phone, the Essential Phone PH-1 comes with a 5.71-inch edge to edge LCD with a 1312 x 2560 resolution, and an aspect ratio of 19:10.
The Essential Phone is powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset, which carries an Octa-Core CPU and an Adreno 540 GPU. Coming to the storage of the phone, the Essential Phone features 4GB RAM along with 128GB of internal memory. The phone comes with a dual camera setup on the rear side where one is a 13-megapixel RGB camera and the second is a 13-megapixel monochrome camera. In front, the phone features an 8-megapixel camera which is ideal for selfies as well as video chats. The phone runs on a 3040mAh battery and comes with Android 8.1 version is pre-installed.
However, if you wish to add the plug-in 360-degree camera, then the price of the phone climbs up to $467.88. And along with the company’s HD earphones, the price of the phone sets you back to $496.87.
Notably, Essential is said to be working on a sequel of the Essential Phone PH-1, which is expected to come with improvisations on the often criticized camera specs of the first generation handset and is also said to add an IP certification rating as well.