Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is coming to the United Kingdom, probably

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is coming to the UK probably

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is coming to the UK probably

There's no word on an exact release date yet, but the report notes that the Essential Phone will land in Blighty before the year is out.

Meanwhile, the company also lost head of communication Andy Fouché earlier in the month.

What's raising more questions now is the news that the company's VP of marketing, Brian Wallace, has left the company.

While companies in the consumer electronics space regularly see some turnover, the departures come at a high-profile time for Essential.

At Code Conference in May, Rubin showcased the Essential Phone publicly.

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Now the only confirmed peripheral is a 360-degree camera which attaches to the phone via a magnetic pin connector it calls "Click", which cleverly transmits data to attachments over a wireless connection.

Unveiled back in May, the modestly-named Essential Phone packs a 5.7in edge-to-edge QHD display that reaches the very top of the handset to surround the 8MP front-facing camera.

The Financial Times claims that Andy Rubin is already working with telecommunications companies around the world to launch the Essential Phone in the United Kingdom, other Western European countries, as well as Japan.

The new Essential Phone will be launching in the UK, Europe and also Japan, although there are no specific dates on when the handset will be available. Within Canada, the company has a similar agreement with carrier Telus and is reportedly working to lock down additional partnerships with global carriers in Japan and Europe. Working with Wallace at Magic Leap, he was also an advisor to Essential. Since missing that window, the company has remained relatively low key about the Phone.

For Rubin, Essential is far from his first time in the smartphone market. At Google, Rubin helped foster the growth and development of Android into a major mobile operating system.

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