Canadian carrier Telus is currently offering Andy Rubin’s first post-Google effort, Essential Phone, for $0 on a two-year contract with a monthly data plan which costs $95. The outright purchase of this phone still remains at $1,050. Recall that on September 8th when Telus exclusively released this phone in Canada, the contract cost was $290, this price dropped to $200 after about 12 days. And now, after another two weeks, this phone has hit rock bottom on contract.
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The reason why the contract price of this smartphone took a nosedive is not known, however, many believe that it is associated with reports that only 5,000 units of the phone were sold in the U.S. Essential Phone just released a huge update OTA which will greatly improve the camera app and place its images on par with those of other flagship Android devices.
As a reminder, the Essential Phone comes with a 5.71-inch Full-Display with 19:10 aspect ratio and 2560 x 1312 pixel resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.