This year's hottest phone is coming to Canada, available only from TELUS.
TELUS today announced it will be the preferred Canadian carrier and retail partner of the new Essential Phone. This premium smartphone is the first to come from Essential, the company recently announced by Android co-founder Andy Rubin. Canada and the United States are the first countries where the phone will be available. Clients can no pre-register here to receive the latest information about the Essential Phone at TELUS.
The Essential Phone is expertly crafted using titanium and ceramic, and features a edge-to-edge full display and dial camera system that eliminates any 'camera bump' in the industrial design. It also comes with top-of-the-line specs and 128GB of memory. The Essential Phone will be part of a modular ecosystem of accessories, including the world's smallest 4K 360-degree camera. The 4K 360-degree camera, also to be available at TELUS, simply clicks onto the phone to easily point, shoot and share.
"We selected TELUS as our preferred carrier partner in Canada due to our strong alignment on the importance of continuous innovation and support for consumer choice," said Andy Rubin, CEO of Essential. "We look forward to delighting Canadians with our premium crafted materials and powerful components."
Rubin continued, "Our 4K 360-degree camera accessory creates immersive video and stills and allows Essential users to create VR content anywhere, anytime. I believe it is the beginning of a profound shift in the perspective of social media, news, entertainment, music, sports and fashion."
The Essential Phone will be available for pre-order with your designated account representative at the end of July 2017. Pricing details will be shared in the coming weeks.
"We're excited to be the launch partner for the Essential Phone in Canada. We take pride in carrying the latest smartphones and technology, ensuring that our customers have the greatest selection of products to suit their lifestyle," said Dave Fuller, President of Consumer and Small Business Solutions at TELUS. "This partnership is another opportunity for us to do just that. We're very pleased to give Canadians access to this highly-anticipated device with its 4K 360-degree camera, all complemented by Canada's largest and fastest mobile network(1) and our amazing customer service."
(1) TELUS mobility measured fastest overall download speed among 3 national providers in the OpenSignal independent study State of Mobile Networks: Canada (Jan 2017). Data is collected from regular consumer smartphones and recorded under conditions of normal usage. Measurements were collected from 15,272 users during the period: Oct 1st - Dec 31st 2016. Your experiences may vary.