Expected to be priced at Rs 24,999, Essential will sell its premium PH-1 smartphone online via Amazon.
Reports of Andy Rubin's "inappropriate" behaviour while at Google go public; cited as the reason for his leave of absence from Essential
Andy Rubin's spokesperson has denies any connection between the leave and the report of inappropriate behaviour on his part.
Apple is widely expected to unveil the latest iteration of the iPhone in September, while smartphone market leader Samsung is holding an August 23 unveiling likely to launch its Galaxy Note 8 handset.
Andy Rubin, creator of the Essential phone has announced that the company will ship its first devices in a few weeks.