According to foreign media reports, "the father of Android" Andy Rubin (Andy Rubin) smart phone business company Essential Products Inc today announced that its Essential smart phone will be shipped within a week.
Essential Products Inc. last week announced that it has received $ 300 million from the Amazon Alexa Fund and Tencent. The company also said it would soon release the listing date for Essential phones.
Today, Essential Products Inc in the e-mail to the user's subscription, said Essential mobile phone will be shipped within 7 days. Essential Products Inc said in the message: "good news, your phone is ready. Now, we need your detailed payment information, and then will be shipped within 7 days. & Rdquo;
Rubin released the end of May this year, Essential smart phone, originally planned for sale in June, but has yet to be listed. Essential positioned as a flagship phone, equipped with a 5.7-inch QHD (19:10) screen, equipped with Xiao Long 835 processor, support 360 panoramic camera modular accessories.
Essential in the United States will only be sold through Sprint, priced at $ 699. According to a news release site Reddit users revealed a picture, Sprint will be on Friday (August 18) began selling Essential phone.
Essential products have not yet been listed, but Essential Products Inc has become a company (valued at $ 1 billion).
According to a document submitted by Foxconn's Fu Zhi Kang, Fu Zhikang has invested US $ 3 million to Essential Products Inc to obtain a 0.25% stake, which means that Essential Products Inc has valued at about $ 1.2 billion.
August 9, Essential Products Inc announced the Amazon Alexa Fund and Tencent and other companies $ 300 million investment, other investors include Red Point Investment Company (Redpoint), Playground, Access Technology Ventures, VY Vapital, Altimeter Capital and Foxconn The
The funds are mainly used to finance Essential phones, and thus to Apple and Samsung and other traditional mobile phone giant challenge.