Android creator's Essential smartphone reduces price by $200

Wednesday, 25 Oct, 2017

Of course, that's not how Essential sees it, saying that the price drop is there in lieu of "a massive TV campaign to capture your attention", which is hard not to see as a wry Google and Apple dig. However, the company will launch a similar promo in Canada as well, although details aren't yet available.

Based on speculations, the reason for the sudden price cut, within just two months after it started shipping retail units, is that the high-end phone has not been a huge success. Amid legal controversies, the company has made a decision to drastically cut the price of the Essential Phone in the official Essential website. Apple, Samsung and many other brands follow the strategy while launching a new device. The code can be used to reduce the price of a new Essential Phone purchase, which means if you have one of these codes the price of the phone will go down to $299.

Essential is an Android-based phone from Essential, designed by Android's co-creator Andy Rubin. Also, if you purchased an Essential Phone before October 22, the company is offering a $200 Friends & Family code, to use towards a new Essential Phone or Essential 360 Camera. The biggest issue with the device when it got launched was its price tag.

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Prices of Android phones have been known to reduce gradually but this drop is seen as a sign that the phone isn't doing well in the market.

Essential Phone specifications: The phone features an edge-to-edge 5.7-inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560×1312 pixels. Lastly, it includes a dual-camera setup on the rear with a regular 13-megapixel f/1.85 shooter and another monochrome sensor. The phone is powered by a 2.45 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clubbed with Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB RAM. The device is backed by a 3040mAh battery inside.