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Essential Phone 'Sold Out' and a New Device Is In the Works

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Dec 31, 2018, 8:33 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

Essential Products confirmed that its first mobile device, the Essential Phone, is no longer available. "We are sold out of Essential Phone on essential.com and won’t be adding any new inventory," said Essential in a statement provided to Droid-Life. "We are now hard at work on our next mobile product and will continue to sell accessories and provide speedy software updates and customer support to our existing community." The Essential Phone went on sale in the summer months of 2017. The high-end Android device failed to resonate with consumers. In recent months the phone has been offered at a deep discount. Essential had a tough year. Executive Andy Rubin was forced to step aside for a short time after he was said to have received a $90 million severance package from Google despite claims of sexual harassment made against him. Rubin later rejoined Essential, but the company shifted gears and laid off staff amid the changes. Essential has not expounded on what its "next mobile product" will be.

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