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UK, France, and Japan residents can now get an Essential Phone
- You can now buy products from Essential.com and have them shipped to the U.K., France, and Japan.
- Canadian residents can also now shop at Essential.com.
- However, there will likely be heavy fees associated with shipping your purchases.
The Essential Phone is about a year old, and in that time has only been for sale in two places: the United States and Canada. That changes today, as residents in the United Kingdom, France, and Japan can get their hands on an Essential Phone and all the available accessories.
Customers outside of the United States (including Canada) will pay the currency exchange equivalent for an Essential Phone, which is currently $499 for Black Moon and Pure White (pictured above), and $599 for Stellar Gray. Also, non-U.S. customers will also be on the hook for “shipping, duties, or tax costs” that may be incurred by purchasing products from Essential.com.
While that last bit of info could certainly put a damper on people’s spirits (considering those fees can add up really quickly), it’s nice to see that one of the most ambitious Android phones of the last few years is stepping out into the world.
Essential has been incredibly good with updating its devices, bringing security updates in a timely fashion and upgrading the Essential Phone to Android 8.1 Oreo, the latest available version of the operating system. Granted, the company skipped over Android 8.0 Oreo which left a big gap between OS updates, but that likely won’t happen again in the future.
Click the button below to buy an Essential Phone from Essential.com and have it and any other accessories you might like shipped to your international home!