Essential took us all by surprise last year when they showed off their first ever smartphone. The device looked amazing and it felt like they were gearing up to be the Android smartphone to beat but things did not turn out the way they wanted it to.
The main issue at that time was the delays. After failing to deliver the smartphone at the promised time, people started losing confidence in them. When the device did arrive, it was far from the device that people thought they will be getting and although they did try to fix that with updates, it just was not enough.
Some people were still looking forward to seeing what Essential has to offer this year and see if they can actually redeem themselves. The Essential PH-2 was supposed to be that device but it looks like we won’t be seeing it after all.
According to Bloomberg, Essential is looking to sell its business to an unknown suitor but nothing has been confirmed yet.