Essential phone was in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. However, the latest news emerging from the company is that the smartphone will start shipping in the next few weeks. The company hasn’t revealed any deadline for shipment but we expect the handset to ship between August end and October.

If you have pre-ordered the device and waiting to get hands on it, you need not have to worry because Essential took to Twitter and posted a message written by Andy Rubins, who is the head of the company. According to Rubins, they have been working hard to ship the phone to customers and are in process of getting the required regulatory approvals from various mobile service providers.

No specific timeframe

Rubin added that the Essential Phone will be shipped to all customers who have pre-ordered the device within the next few weeks. We don't have any estimated time frame of the shipment of the phone. Rubin also suggests Tweeples make use of the #thisisessential to showcase support while the team is busy with the production work of the new Essential phone.


The Essential Phone with model number PH-1 features a 5.71-inch QHD display with radiused corners alongside an aspect ratio of 19:10. With 500-nits brightness, the display panel is manufactured using CGS/LTPS technology.

Specifications wise, the Essential Phone ships with a Snapdragon 835 processor, Adreno 540 graphics, 4GB RAM coupled with 128GB storage. The main attraction of the handset is the addition of UFS 2.1 technology, which helps you to read and write content quickly.

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Addition of dual camera

The camera segment consists of a 13MP dual RGB and Mono sensors paired with image fusion technology. You will be able to capture 4K video at 30fps and FHD video at 60fps. When it comes to the front-facing shooter, the Essential Phone includes an 8MP sensor with an aspect ratio of 16:9.

The handset is manufactured in such a way to deliver an enhanced sound output. The phone offers 4x microphones with support for beam forming and noise cancellation technologies. A 3040mAh battery with fast charging support delivers adequate power for the device.

As part of the limited time launch offer, the company will also bundle a 360-degree modular camera along with the product package. You can reserve the Essential Phone at $749, which is less than the retail price of $898.

Even though the long wait is not over yet, you should have to wait for few more days until the phone is made ready for shipment. As of this writing, we don't have any specific date on which the Essential Phone will start shipping.