Essential Phone Price Dropped To $499

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Andy Rubin's new hardware company has experienced major growing pains to say the least. Their first flagship launch was a major disaster. The Essential phone was announced to plenty of fan fair and hype. Pre-Sales went live and shipping dates were promised and then pushed back. Finally the phones shipped and we found out that the company wasn't even able to break a couple thousand in sales. The phone had camera issues and was priced way to high to not be perfect in every way.

Essential had announced a $200 price drop which means the phone is now selling for $499 which would have been a much more attractive starting point. The phone is still very interesting and I am sure will pick up a bit of steam now that it is priced to sale. Does this reignite anyone's interest in the device?
 

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Andy Rubin's new hardware company has experienced major growing pains to say the least. Their first flagship launch was a major disaster. The Essential phone was announced to plenty of fan fair and hype. Pre-Sales went live and shipping dates were promised and then pushed back. Finally the phones shipped and we found out that the company wasn't even able to break a couple thousand in sales. The phone had camera issues and was priced way to high to not be perfect in every way.

Essential had announced a $200 price drop which means the phone is now selling for $499 which would have been a much more attractive starting point. The phone is still very interesting and I am sure will pick up a bit of steam now that it is priced to sale. Does this reignite anyone's interest in the device?
I really love the looks of this phone. Would've gotten one if it had better camera.

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I was hela interested in that seafoam colored one. Which isn't even COMING SOON anymore. They don't even offer a white one anymore.
This phone / company is doomed. Bye Bye Essential.
 

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I was going with the V30 but with this price drop I may grab one when (or if) the other colors are released.
 

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Personally starting a new company and new device would have been smarter with a introductory price to get people familiar with the company and their direction. Basically it should have been competitively priced to the the OnePlus devices. As they built up a following and showed they can make a quality device then it's a different story like the Google Devices. Just MHO.
 

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$200 more if ya know someone that paid full price or camera maybe for ones that have the phone

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Am I reading Correctly then it would be $299? That would be a good deal for a Device with those Specs. Just need a Code from Someone who already Purchased one.
 
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