Unfortunately for those who are still hoping to get their hands on the Essential Phone, you’d be out of luck because the handset is no longer available for purchase via Essential’s website. According to the company who emailed a statement to 9to5Google, they have confirmed that the handset has been effectively discontinued.
According to the statement, it reads, “We are sold out of Essential Phone on essential.com and won’t be adding any new inventory. 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.”
Note that the discontinuation should not be confused with the company shutting down, which is something that looked like it was happening following a 30% cut of its staff. If the statement is accurate, it sounds like Essential might have a new device in the works that we will hopefully learn more about come 2019.