Back when the Essential Phone dropped $200 down to $500 then to $450, some people speculated that this signals the end of the company. What will they say now that the phone is $400? Never mind that.
You can get both the Essential PH-1 and the 360 Camera for just $400 on Amazon. Best Buy has a similar deal, though its $450.
This makes the Essential PH-1 the cheapest Snapdragon 835 phone in the US, not to mention the high-resolution screen (near QHD). Take that, OnePlus 5T. Anyway, Oreo is already in Beta and the 360 Camera can livestream to Facebook Live.