Essential is really doing a restless job in providing constant updates for the Essential Phone. Despite the low number of sales, the company is showing a notable effort to prevent consumers who bought the PH-1 from being disappointed with the Andy Rubin’s signed smartphone. Also, providing a decent support is a good way to attract potential customer for its products.
After bringing the first Android P Beta update for the PH-1, the company is now providing another new update to improve the user’s experience. According to the update changelog, the Essential Phone is now tuned and calibrated to support MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) for an outstanding quality of sound.
If you are unaware of what MQA means for the sound quality, basically it consists in a new seamless method for unpacking sound that adds a lossless audio experience resulting in an archive with a smaller size. Moreover, Essential announced that all PH-1 owners getting the update will have access to thousands of MQA tracks on TIDAL. Taking a ride in the announcement, TIDAL music streaming service is offering three months of free TIDAL Hi-Fi music for those subscribing today.
To bring more heat for the Essential Phone sales, the company is now offering a $499 deal that includes the PH-1 bundled with the Essential high-resolution earphones. Last, but not least, the company announced the arrival of a new Audio Adapter HD, that will be launched later on this summer. This new unreleased accessory will be the first to carry a high-resolution ESS Sabre DAC with hardware MQA rendering and the addition of 3.5mm headphone jack for those who missed it on the PH-1.
The Essential Phone arrived at the market with an insane price and a number of issues related to the software and to the camera performance. Over the months, the company managed to fix a number of issues with software updates and seems committed to making the PH-1 stand against the competition.