Essential has opened up its online store to more countries.

The company, which has offered its first phone, the Essential Phone, for more than a year to US residents, will now allow those living in the UK, Canada, France, Japan, and Germany to buy its products through its online shop. Essential confirmed the expansion in a tweet, but also noted special terms and conditions apply to these orders.

Terms of use and warranty information specific to each country are available here. Essential also offers details on additional terms applicable to international orders, including information on duties, taxes, and fees.

Keep in mind Essential was said to be in talks with several UK carriers, including EE, to finalise a launch date for the Essential Phone. Canada's Telus also began selling the Essential phone in limited color options, and Amazon started selling it in Canada too earlier this month. So, this expansion to the UK has been expected for some time.

But the question is: will Brits buy it? IDC claimed earlier this year that Essential only shipped around 90,000 units during the first six months the phone was available. Plus, a second Essential Phone is in the works. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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