Essential Phone Snapdragon 835 Android Oreo Flagship Drops To $399 With 128GB Unlocked
One of the reasons the Essential Phone did not perform better in terms of sales is because it launched at $699, putting it in competition with premium handsets from established players. It was just too pricey, despite an overall decent collection of hardware and features. Now the price is a lot more enticing—Amazon is selling the handset for $399.99, making it a pretty good deal for what you get in return.
The new price is certainly to attract some customers, so it won't propel the Essential Phone from a flop to a sales success. It was reported earlier this year that less than 90,000 units shipped in the first six months after launch. That is an abysmal figure. To put it into perspective, Apple sold 22.39 million iPhones during the last quarter of 2017 alone. The Essential Phone was never going to compete with the iPhone in sales numbers, but certainly
Also of note is the notch at the top of the Essential Phone. It predates the iPhone X in introducing a notched display, though it's not as pronounced as it is on Apple's flagship device. The idea behind the notch is to accommodate a front-facing camera while devoting more space for the actual display, resulting in narrower bezels.
Users can choose between three color options on Amazon, including Black Moon, Halo Gray, and Pure White. Hit the source link or click here to grab one.