Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is coming to the United Kingdom, probably

Elias Hubbard
July 17, 2017

According to The Financial Times, Andy Rubin's company has already held talks with United Kingdom operators for the Essential Phone launch.

All who are in any way associated with Essential Phone, including mobile operators, has announced its readiness to put this smartphone bundled with subscription contracts, keep the deathly silence, and no one except Andy Rubin, does not know what happens with Essential Phone really. And now, it seems that other countries around the world will finally get a chance to snag the smartphone for themselves.

Within Canada, the company has a similar agreement with carrier Telus and is reportedly working to lock down additional partnerships with global carriers in Japan and Europe. In other news, the company is reportedly in talks with British carriers on a United Kingdom launch.

The phone will be sold unlocked directly through Essential's website, but among US carriers, the company has only partnered up with Sprint. In an interview with the Financial Times, chief operating officer Niccolo de Masi said the smartphone's USA launch would be imminent. Unfortunately, there is still no specific date provided that buyers can hold on to.

The phone is priced at $699 in the USA, meaning if we translate it directly, the device could set you back anywhere from £650 to £699. Well, we're two weeks past the deadline and the Phone's nowhere to be seen.

It all started with Andy Posi, head of communications at Essential, who recently resigned, and now it's time to retire Brian Wallace.

According to a Financial Times report on Monday, Android co-founder Rubin is in talks with United Kingdom carriers over an exclusive deal to carry the Essential phone. This combined with the for-tech-enthusiasts approach could become Essential's core identity but also its downfall.

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