The Essential Phone is dead as company moves on to ‘next product’

In 2017, the Essential Phone was poised to shake up the Android market, promising the perfect smartphone experience. While the gadget was highly praised at discharge with its impressive features, it eventually failed to live up to its potential, seeing a number of price cuts alongside accessories that failed to get on. Presently Essential, the startup led by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has confirmed that its flagship PH-1 is sold out and being discontinued.

While you still might be able to find a few remaining Essential Phone units from other sellers, the organization has expressed that it’s sold out on its own website, and that they won’t producing any more. Existing owners don’t have to stress at this time, as Essential says it will continue selling accessories for the phone, and more importantly releasing software updates.

The other huge news in the declaration is that Essential revealed it’s concentrating on its “next mobile product.” No other details were offered, unfortunately, and a spokesperson declined to confirm that its next product is a phone. Plans for an Essential Phone 2 were already called off earlier this year, so it’s unlikely we’ll see something like the PH-1, however the term “mobile product” generally implies something at least like a telephone.

It’s anyone’s guess if or when we’ll see Essential’s next product, yet observing as how its first phone earned a dedicated fan base, there’s a good chance there will be a few clients eager to see what comes next.