When Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone launched a couple of months ago it cost $699. The company has now decided to drop the price of the handset to $499.
If you have already purchased the Essential Phone then the company will give you $200 credit to be used on their store. This can be used against another handset or to purchase the 360 camera attachment.
Essential have said that they could have created a large TV campaign to sell the handset, but instead have decided to drop the price of the device.
At Essential, one of our driving principles is that premium craftsmanship and the latest technologies shouldn’t be for the few. We could have created a massive TV campaign to capture your attention, but we think making it easier for people to get their hands on our first products is a better way to get to know us.
The handset could be a lot more attractive to consumers at the lower price of $499. The device has some impressive specifications for the money when compared to other smartphones.
The Essential Phone features a 5.7 inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and it is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor. There is also 4GB of RAM and 128GB of included storage and it features front and rear cameras.
On the front of the handset there is an 8 megapixel camera for Selfies and video calls, on the back of the device there is a 13 megapixel camera for photos and videos. The handset comes with Android Nougat and it will be getting the Android Oreo update.
What do you guys think, will the lower price of $499 as opposed to the original price of $699 get you interested in buying the handset? Please leave a comment below and let us know.
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