An already rough year for smartphone startup Essential appears to be ending on a sour note. Droid Life spotted that the company’s flagship Essential Phone, also known as the PH-1, is out of stock and won’t be coming back. The company has confirmed the handset won’t be restocked, effectively discontinuing the device. Essential says it will instead focus its energy on its next product.
In a statement to 9to5Google, Essential confirmed that it is out of stock of the PH-1 and won’t be producing more. “We are sold out of Essential Phone on essential.com and won’t be adding any new inventory,” a spokesperson for the company said. “We are now hard at work on our next mobile product and will continue to sell accessories and provide speedy software updates and customer support to our existing community.”