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Say goodbye to the Essential Phone: It’s sold out and won’t be restocked
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Say goodbye to the Essential Phone: It’s sold out and won’t be restocked

The Essential Phone is sold out on the official Essential site and in most retail outlets, with no more restocks planned for the polarizing device. The smartphone, also named the Essential PH-1, was hyped up before its release a year ago because Andy Rubin, the founder of Essential, is also the creator of the Android mobile operating system. The Essential Phone was priced at $700 upon launch, entering a field populated by Apple's iPhone X, Google's Pixel 2 XL, and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8. The sticker price was later scaled down to $500, which made the Essential Phone more appealing to customers. The Essential Phone went out of stock over the holiday season, partly due to significant price cuts that indicated retailers were cleaning out the device’s inventory. It appears that this mar...