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The Essential Phone is Now Listed at Best Buy for $699

We last heard about Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone at the beginning of last month when he said the device would be launching in the next few weeks. Well, it’s been a few weeks. And even though we still haven’t seen the device officially land on the market, it looks like a certain retailer is gearing up for its introduction.

As spotted by a tipster to Android Police, Best Buy has listed both the unlocked and Sprint versions of the Essential Phone. The former costs $699, while the latter, for some odd reason, costs $749. You can’t buy the phone yet, but you can be notified when it goes on sale. We also don’t get a release date from the listing other than the fact that it’s “coming soon,” but we pretty much knew this already.

The Essential Phone has a 5.7-inch 2560×1312 bezel-less display, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, Android 7.1 Nougat, dual 13MP cameras, Bluetooth 5, and a 3040mAh battery sealed into a ceramic and titanium body. Hopefully, we don’t have much more time to wait before this thing goes on sale. I’m sure most of you are itching to get your hands on it.


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1 comment on “The Essential Phone is Now Listed at Best Buy for $699

  1. Pingback: Essential Phone Will Have a Release Date ‘In a Week’ – Matridox

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