The Essential smartphone is ready to be shipped in a week according to an e-mail sent out to potential consumers who have registered with Essential for updates on the status of the device. Essential had also announced last week that it had secured $300 million in funding.
The e-mail that was sent out, read, "Great news, your phone has been built! We now just need your payment details and we will ship within 7 days. If you would like to change the items in your reservation prior to checking out, please contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you reserved an Essential 360 Camera, you will receive a separate email as soon as it's ready to be shipped.
Your Essential Phone is unlocked, future-proof, and designed around you. For a limited time, we've also made it easy for you to get the phone for as low as $29.13 per month."
The smartphone was supposed to be released in June, however, the delay in certifications caused the release date to be pushed back. There was also a brief period of time when there was no word whatsoever from Essential regarding the launch of the device which made everyone wonder if the PH-1 smartphone would ever come to existence.
The latest details from Essential confirm the release. Now that the devices are ready to be shipped, the first batch of smartphones will soon be released.
Essential had also revealed last week that its device will be sold unlocked on Amazon and Best Buy. The unlocked device will retail at $699.