Earlier this week, we brought you news that Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone will be a Sprint exclusive in the United States. As it turns out, exclusivity doesn’t stop there and the anticipated Android smartphone will be coming to Canada as an exclusive to TELUS.
“We selected TELUS as our preferred carrier partner in Canada due to our strong alignment on the importance of continuous innovation and support for consumer choice,” said Andy Rubin, CEO of Essential. “We look forward to delighting Canadians with our premium crafted materials and powerful components.”
As previously mentioned, the Essential Phone features an edge-to-edge full display, dual cameras system, a Qualcomm 835 processor, 128GB of storage, and 4GB of RAM. The Essential Phone will also feature modular accessories, the first being “the world’s smallest” 4K 360-degree camera. Like the Moto Z lineup, Essential’s mods are made to simply click onto the smartphone and offer quick and easy access to more features.
Rubin continued, “Our 4K 360-degree camera accessory creates immersive video and stills and allows Essential users to create VR content anywhere, anytime. I believe it is the beginning of a profound shift in the perspective of social media, news, entertainment, music, sports and fashion.”
If you are interested in snagging the Essential Phone, you can pre-register on telus.com/essential now to receive the latest information about the Essential Phone at TELUS, including front-of-the-line access to pre-order and exclusive offers being announced in the coming weeks. Canadian pricing has yet to be announced and the phone can be pre-ordered from TELUS at the end of July. We’re not sure at this time if it will be sold unlocked as the U.S. version will be, but the phone will be available for outright purchase so that is a strong possibility.
Last Updated on June 15, 2017.