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Essential Phone is now $200 cheaper in USA, going for $499

Essential Phone is now $200 cheaper in USA, going for $499

Andy Rubin' Essential mobile had hit the market in August 2017 and was priced at $699.

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. Due to distribution differences, details for Canada to follow. That's a $200 price cut from the original $699 price, less than two months after it began shipping to customers.

In the time since Essential released the phone, it has made good on its promise to release software updates to improve camera performance - though it's neither as fast nor as good as what you'll get on a Galaxy S8 or Pixel 2.

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The development is going to be beneficial especially in a country where electric vehicle market is gaining momentum rapidly. According to an agreement with the Chinese government, Tesla would get ownership rights over its plant in the foreign land.

With the U.S. price slashed, we can expect to see the lower cost also extend to United Kingdom pricing, which should go someway to help make the phone appeal to people more used to mobiles from giants like Apple and Samsung. Now that the company has trimmed the price of the phone by a $200, the company may expect to see a spike in sales.

The Essential Phone has been given a hefty price cut in the USA, with $200 shaved of the handsets's expensive $699 original price tag. The biggest issue with the device when it got launched was its price tag.

To recap, the Essential Phone comes with a 5.71-inch edge-to-edge display on the front (2560 x 1312 pixels), dual cameras, and lacks a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone is powered by a 2.45 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clubbed with Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB RAM. The phone features dual rear cameras (13MP + 13MP), where one of the lens is capable of taking shots on dual RGB, mono and another is true monochrome. The phone is backed by a 3040mAh battery with fast-charge support.