Yesterday, I bought a new Essential Phone from Amazon for US $335. I guess it boils down to two things:
- I couldn’t pass up that price for a phone with more horsepower and a bigger screen than my Nokia 6.1.
- More important, Essential Phone is one of the compatible platforms listed by the /e/ Foundation’s new OS. I have no intention of playing around with beta’s, but having an Essential phone means I’m ready once /e/ gets released in a stable 1.0 version. That is important to me and should give me a year head start, in 2019, before /e/ comes out with a phone from an OEM with /e/ pre installed, in 2020.