Sony Xperia XZ1 is now shipping in the US for $699.99 with Android Oreo on board

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL may have leaked today, but we’ve still got around two weeks until they officially launch. So if you need a 2017 phone running Android 8.0 Oreo, you currently have one option: the Sony Xperia XZ1. That’s right – the first phone to ship with Oreo isn’t a Pixel, or even a Samsung or LG; it’s a Sony.

The XZ1 debuted at IFA, and our team had a look at both it and the XZ1 Compact.

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Essential PH-1 shows up at Best Buy in unlocked and Sprint guises for $699.99 and $749.99, respectively

Andy Rubin’s Essential hasn’t had the greatest start, what with executives jumping ship and shipments being delayed so early on, but things may finally be looking up. The startup’s flagship product, the PH-1 smartphone, has just hit Best Buy’s website with listings for both the Sprint and unlocked models.

As a recap, the cleverly-named PH-1 (which translates to PH-ONE, or “phone”), sports a titanium frame and ceramic back, a 5.7″ 1440p IPS display, a Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage with no microSD expansion, dual 13MP rear-facing cameras, an 8MP selfie cam, and a rather small 3040mAh battery.

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Essential PH-1 shows up at Best Buy in unlocked and Sprint guises for $ 699.99 and $ 749.99, respectively was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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