Essential has started to provide Android Oreo Beta update to the users of the Essential PH-1 or we can simply call it the essential Phone. So, if you have purchased an Essential Phone you can roll in for the Beta if you wish to experience the pre-released Oreo Software for the Essential Phone,
— Essential (@essential) November 14, 2017
The Essential Phone was actually the first device to introduce that notch on the top of the Screen. But, it just holds the front facing camera & not a bunch of other sensors like the iPhone X. But, for the High Pricing & the not so good Camera Software, all the hype was dead, the phone didn’t sell well & we were really worried about if Essential will be able to keep their promise of giving Oreo to the device. But, we’re glad to see that they actually kept that promise.
Though, the pricing was slashed to around $450 US Dollars a while ago & the Camera software has also slightly improved but, it’s still not enough for the competition of 2017 flagships. So, maybe some people may now actually buy the phone at that reduced price but, if Essential has launched the device at the current pricing, we can guarantee that it would have sold a lot more units at the 1st place.
We are actually looking forward to the Oreo update to see if Essential can improve the Camera & take advantage of that hardware to produce much better photos. If they can, the Essential Phone may just be a great option to grab at that price point. But, if they fail to do that, then people won’t be interested anyway.