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Essential Phone is finally here and you can order it now

by Sean P. Aune | August 17, 2017August 17, 2017 8:30 am EST

At long last, you can place a pre-order for the Essential Phone PH-1 through Sprint.

Sprint announced on Thursday that it is now taking pre-orders for the Essential Phone PH-1. For now the phone is available only in black, but a white version will be coming later at an unannounced date.

For a limited time, the Essential Phone PH-1 will be half off and customers can pick it up for $14.58 with nothing down and pay it off over a year and a half. If you wish to add the 360-degree camera, it can be purchased for $199.99, or 12 monthly payments of $16.67.

Essential has also added the Essential Phone PH-1 to its website, and you will be able to find them in Best Buy. On the company’s website the phone is listed for $699, and you can pick it up with the camera in a bungle for $749.

Andy Rubin, one of the fathers of Android, launched Essential earlier this summer with a promise that the PH-1 would launch within 30 days. The company missed that deadline and faced harsh criticism over the news. It was then announced on July 21 that the phone would begin shipping “in a few weeks,” so it appears things are back on track.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...