Confirmed: Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will ship within 7 days

Confirmed: Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will ship within 7 days

Confirmed: Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will ship within 7 days

While we still don't know when the Essential Phone will actually ship, Andy Rubin has promised that an announcement of a formal release date should be coming sometime this week. At least, that's according to an email that Essential sent to customers who signed up to buy the device back in June.

The $699 price is fair for a flagship-level smartphone, and the Essential Phone checks off most of the boxes.

But by the first week of July, the device still hadn't shipped, and Essential was telling customers that it did "not have a ship date" available.

Nearly a week ago, Rubin shared some more pictures of the phone on the assembly line. "Find out where you can get yours next week!" he tweeted. However, if you purchased the expensive Android handset in late May, you should be happy to hear it'll ship in seven days. With that in mind, it will be interesting to see how well the "Essential Phone" does worldwide. These reports were further confirmed by Tim Culpan, who revealed on Twitter that Essential is now a unicorn in the smartphone scene. The phone will have USB Type-C fast wired charging, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage capacity.

The phone is notable for carrying no visible branding, and for having a 5.71-inch edge-to-edge screen with no bezel. Additionally, the 360-degree camera does not require separate charging like the Samsung Gear 360.

Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, made waves earlier this year when he unveiled the $700 Essential Phone.

Clearly, the valuation is measured by the company's capital and market speculations. As The Verge points out, previous estimations put Essential's worth at around the $997 million mark.

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