The Essential phone has only been available for a couple of months now. It wasn’t exactly easy to get the Essential phone at launch, but it’s not as difficult to find these days. The phone has also seen a few really nice discounts as of late. All of this begs the question “how many devices have they actually sold?” The phone seems to get a lot of hype on tech sites, but has that translated to sales?
We don’t have any official sales numbers, but we can make some educated guesses based on app downloads. The camera app on the Essential phone is in the Play Store and it has been updated a bunch of times. There’s a very good chance that every Essential owner has updated the app at least once. Downloads for the app just recently passed 50,000, which is probably close to the number of users.
The actual number of users is likely higher than 50,000, but that’s a good estimate. It makes sense for startup’s first phone that was a little pricey and hard to buy at launch. Essential will be able to use this start as a jumping off point for the next device.