One of the World’s First Bezel-Less Smartphone Discontinued
Essential Phone by Android maker Andy Rubin has been discontinued. The company is working on the next product now.
The phone that started the trend of bezel-less smartphones in the market, the Essential Phone has seen its last days as the company has decided to halt the production of the device. Instead, the company is said to be working on a whole new product.
The Essential Phone was created by Android creator Andy Rubin. The phone was launched in 2017 and was also known as PH-1.
In spite of being backed by a credible name in the Android community, the phone didn’t garner a lot of popularity and succumbed to underwhelming sales figures. There were also rumours flying around that the company might be sold off in the near future.
The company recently announced that it has started working on the next device which it will be launching but hasn’t confirmed whether it will be a smartphone or some other smart device.
“ We are sold out of Essential Phone on essential.com and won't be adding any new inventory. We are now hard at work on our next mobile product and will continue to sell accessories and provide speedy software updates and customer support to our existing community.”, the company quoted to 9to5Google.
The phone is still being sold in the offline market, wherever the devices are available but it is mostly out-of-stock on platforms like Amazon.
The company has said that the owners of the Essential Phone will continue to receive constant security and firmware updates and it is scheduled to receive updates until Android’s next version, Q hits the market in 2019.
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