Essential PH-1 is the phone that started the notch display trend in the market. Even though the PH-1 had a great industrial design and pure Android experience, it was never able to attract significant number of customers due to poor camera performance and lack of availability on leading carriers. To clear out the unsold inventory, Essential reduced the price of device to less than $300 in the past few months and it sold like hot cakes on Amazon and everywhere. For less than $300, it was a really solid phone.
Recently, the phone went out of stock everywhere including Essential’s own website. This indicated that Essential has basically cleared out all the unsold inventory. Essential has now confirmed that they won’t be adding any new inventory. Essential is now working hard on its next mobile product and will continue to sell accessories and provide timely software updates and customer support to existing Essential phone community.