Essential Phone listing shows up on Best Buy website


Andy Rubin's new smartphone seems to be closer to availability.

Best Buy has posted the Essential Phone (PH-1) to its site, in unlocked and Sprint only configurations, as first reported by Android Police. A "Coming Soon" place holder is currently found on the page, with no clear indication of just how soon the phone will be available for purchase.

As a refresher, Rubin announced the Essential phone back in May. with a release timeframe in June. As June turned into July and then August, the company has been relatively quiet and has yet to provide any further release information other than a vague message from Rubin a couple of weeks ago stating customers will have the phone in "your hands in a few weeks."

The Essential Phone features a 5.7-inch edge-to-edge display with very small bezels. There's a small notch at the top of the screen that's a bit distracting but required to make room for the front facing camera due to limited space from the bezels.

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