Android creator Andy Rubin’s new high-end Essential smartphone has quietly slipped past its promised launch window, with customers who pre-ordered appearing to be left in the dark about the delay.
Announced in May, the Essential Smartphone features an edge-to-edge screen, a titanium-and-ceramic case and dual cameras.
Boasting support for modular accessories – similar to what’s offered by the Moto Z range – and accompanied by a new AI-driven smart speaker, it didn’t so much promise to outdo any particular player in the market as it did all of them at once.
At the time of the initial reveal for the device, Andy Rubin promised that it would be in the hands of customers within thirty days.
Thirty-seven days have now passed, with customers who pre-ordered still yet to receive their phones.
Essential has still yet to release any statement or confirmation about the release window of the device.
In the US, the phone is being carried by telco Sprint while an unlocked version is being sold through Essential directly.
Australian availability and/or pricing is still unknown.