The Essential Phone is set to start shipping to customers soon, and Rubin has promised the following:
- 2 years of Android software updates.
- 3 years of security patches.
- New wireless accessories every few months.
The first accessory Rubin showed off was a 360-degree camera attachment.
“At Essential, we are up against industry giants. There is a significant advantage to that kind of scale, but we also know that when a company gets to a certain size, the desire to create a customer-first experience sometimes takes a back seat,” said Rubin.
Rubin also stated that the Essential Phone will “play well with others” and will not feature closed ecosystems – which are “divisive and outdated”.
The Essential Phone is selling for $700, with buyers able to add the 360-degree attachment for an additional $49.