Essential's USA launch date came and went a few weeks ago without much in the way of comment from the company, as The Verge noted.
The Essential Phone looks promising: it offers pure Android experience (after all, it's Andy Rubin we're talking about), a mesmerizing design thanks to the ceramic body and titanium frame, as well as impressive specs, including its modular back. He's not the first one too, following Andy Fouché, Head of Communications, Business Insider reports.
Still excited about this phone or are you fully focused on the Note 8 and Pixel 2 at this point? There has also been a launch date set for the United Kingdom release of the phone, which will be happening later this year.
The Financial Times claims that Andy Rubin is already working with telecommunications companies around the world to launch the Essential Phone in the United Kingdom, other Western European countries, as well as Japan. It will also feature a modular-esque accessory system that includes add-ons like a 360-degree camera attachment.
We're not implying there might be something bad happening over at Essential, but there might be something bad happening over at Essential.
The Essential Phone has unfortunately missed its shipping goal of end of June (by quite a bit), but the device is coming soon. Since missing that window, the company has remained relatively low key about the Phone.
The Verge picked up on a Financial Times interview with Niccolo de Masi, who said Essential executives are preparing to launch the company's first handset in Europe and Japan, and is already in talks with multiple United Kingdom carriers including EE to finalize a launch date.
For Rubin, Essential is far from his first time in the smartphone market.