Essential PH-1 will be sold through Amazon in the US, release pushed again

Last week, the long anticipated Essential PH-1 smartphone established its presence on Best Buy’s retail website in the US. Andy Rubin’s company also confirmed that it would sell the upcoming device on Amazon, but in India only. The handset still isn’t shipping, but a new report has confirmed some information you might want to hear.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Essential PH-1 will also be sold on Amazon in the US. This is good news for American customers, as Best Buy and Amazon are two valued channels of distribution. We don’t know if the phone will be available on Amazon from its initial point of release, but the phone will become available on the online retailer at some point.

It has been around two months that we’ve been waiting for the Essential PH-1 to release. And the sad news today is, we still don’t have a date to mark on our calendar. However, Wall Street Journal spoke in an interview with the company’s president, Nicoolo De Masi, who confirmed that a date will be set next week.

The Essential Phone will be available both unlocked and on Sprint, the exclusive carrier for the US territory. Pricing for the unlocked model will go for $699, while the Sprint variant is to cost $749. Each will include 128GB of base storage and come in choice of Black Moon or Pure White.

SOURCE [Wall Street Journal]

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