Analysts: Essential sold only 5,000 phones

September 28th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

The Essential phone drew much attention from geeks the moment it was announced. There’s a singular reason for that – it’s made by a startup founded by Andy Rubin, often called the father of Android. And not just any startup, a $1.2 billion startup.

So, how many phones has Essential sold since sales went live on September 9? BayStreet Research estimates that number is 5,000.

Five thousand phones in the hands of consumers is not a huge number. Despite a troubled launch, the OnePlus One quickly reached 500,000 sales (Essential experienced a delay as well).

To be fair, the One was…

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