Essential, Andy Rubin’s smartphone startup, recently released its first smartphone ever. The Essential Phone was finally released over a month ago after the company missed its own initial release timeframe. Those who have been meaning to get their hands on one can now pick up the Essential Phone from a variety of sources. Best Buy now has the unlocked Essential Phone available for customers across the country.
Customers can always head over to Essential’s website and purchase the Essential Phone. The company has selected Sprint to be its exclusive carrier partner in the United States so the handset is also available from Sprint stores across the country.
Best Buy was previously selling the Sprint variant of the Essential Phone. However, now it’s possible for customers to purchase the unlocked Essential Phone from Best Buy as well. The unlocked variant has support for CDMA and GSM carriers so it can work on all four major networks in the country.
It’s the same device essentially, pun intended, with a 5.71 inch display, Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage. All of the internals are packed inside a titanium and ceramic chassis.
Best Buy is selling the unlocked Essential Phone for $699. That’s the same price that Essential is charging for the handset.