After slashing price of Essential PH-1 smartphone in the US, the company has now announced a price-cut for the device in Canada as well. Essential PH-1 by Andy Rubin will now sell at $650 CAD, instead of original price of $1,050 CAD. The phone will be available via Essential’s partner Telus in Canada. The company hasn’t specified a reason for the price-cut, though it is possible that the PH-1 hasn’t been a huge success.
To recall, Essential Phone got a significant price cut in the US last month. The high-end phone is now available for $499, down from $699. That’s a $200 price cut from the original price. In the US, Essential PH-1 phone buyers will get an additional $200 friends and family code, which can used to purchase either company’s 360-degree camera or another Essential Phone.
Essential PH-1 was announced in August, and the company has not shared sales numbers for the device. Now that price of Essential PH-1 has been slashed, Essential is likely to see a spike in sales. The smartphone competes with the likes of Apple iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and more.
Coming to specifications, Essential PH-1 gets an edge-to-edge 5.7-inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560×1312 pixels. There’s Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating on top for protection. Essential PH-1 is 7.8 mm thick and it weighs approximately 185 grams. The smartphone runs Android operating system. Powered by Snapdragon 835 processor, it features 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
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The highlight of the phone is its 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 front camera is 8MP with f/2.20 aperture and fixed hyperfocal lens. The device is backed by a 3040mAh battery.