Just a day after we learned the phone would start shipping to customers who pre-ordered it through Essential, Sprint and Best Buy next week, Sprint has officially opened early orders.
You can reserve the black Essential Phone on Sprint right now, and the white variant will be available at a later date.
The Essential Phone price is $699, but Sprint is sweetening the pot through its Flex Lease plan by taking 50% off. Customers who opt for this option will pay $14.58 a month for 18 months with $0 down. That’s a total savings of more than $260 on the Essential Phone, though this offer is only good for a limited time.
But the phone isn’t all: You can also purchase the Essential 360-degree Camera for $199.99, or pay $16.67 a month for 12 months with Sprint’s Installment Billing. The mini 360 camera with 4K shooting capabilities isn’t available to order now, though it’s “coming soon.”
Sprint is the exclusive carrier of the Essential Phone, though if you want to go the unlocked route and use the phone on a carrier of your choice, you can purchase it unlocked through Essential and Best Buy for $699.