It has been over a month since Android founder Andy Rubin’s new smartphone company unveiled its first-ever handset, called Essential Phone. Rubin had said that the company would release the Essential Phone by the end of June. That didn’t happen. Essential didn’t give an update on the situation for a couple of weeks but now Rubin has sent out a statement confirming that the Essential Phone release will take place ‘in a few weeks.”

In a statement tweeted out via the official Essential Twitter account, Rubin thanked those who pre-registered for purchasing the company’s first smartphone.

Rubin pointed out that it won’t be long now before the handset is released, adding that the Essential Phone is now going through certification and testing with multiple U.S. and international carriers.

Acknowledging that some people might be getting impatient to get their hands on the Essential Phone, Rubin says that they should rest assured because they will have the device in their hands within a few weeks.

Since Rubin has said that the company is now in the process of certifying the handset with carriers, this means that work on the hardware side of things has been wrapped up. This is a good sign, one that suggests that there may not be further delays.

A precise release date has still not been provided by Essential but it may not be long before one is confirmed.

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  • 2560x1312
  • 504 PPI
13 MP
  • f/1.85 Aperture
3040 mAh
  • Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
  • Snapdragon 835
  • None
~$649 - Amazon
185 g
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Storage (GB)
  • 128

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