Essential Phone is now $200 cheaper making it only $499

Vjeran Pavic

The phone launched in June and after a bumpy ride made its way into peoples palms in late August. It is understood that the offer is for a limited time, and valid only for the US. That, however, has not stopped the start-up from pricing the Essential PH-1 right there with the biggest flagships: the phone launched at a whopping $699, which puts it right there with other offerings like the Galaxy S8+ or the HTC U11. According to a report on TechCrunch the company is providing a discount to take all the available space left in a market dominated by brands such as Apple and Samsung.

Based on speculations, the reason for the sudden price cut, within just two months after it started shipping retail units, is that the high-end phone has not been a huge success.

With the United States price slashed, we can expect to see the lower cost also extend to UK pricing, which should go someway to help make the phone appeal to people more used to mobiles from giants like Apple and Samsung.

The Essential Phone has been given a hefty price cut in the United States, with $200 shaved of the handsets's expensive $699 original price tag.

That's not where it ends though; the loyal customers who did manage to buy the phone at its original price of $699 win themselves an essential store code called "friends and family code". Now that the company has trimmed the price of the phone by a $200, the company may expect to see spike in sales. You're still getting the same universally praised titanium/ceramic build, as well as a bezel-less Quad HD display with a Snapdragon 835 processor and 4 GB of RAM powering everything under the hood. The front camera is 8MP with f/2.20 aperture and fixed hyperfocal lens. The device is fueled by a 3040mAh battery inside.

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