Nothing, the tech firm co-founded by Carl Pei, has unveiled its smartphone, the Nothing Phone (1). The naming scheme of the handset might seem unique but is consistent with the moniker given to its first earbuds, Nothing Ear (1). The smartphone is being promoted by Pei, other co-founders and YouTubers in all its glory on social media, highlighting some interesting features that are not seen before in a smartphone.
However, all the information is not yet out. Nothing has managed to keep most of the specifications and features a secret from the tipsters and media. We will get the full picture once the smartphone gets an official introduction on July 12. Until now, all we know about the device is that it has a transparent back, a similar design profile as the Ear (1), and long strips of LED notification lights which also work as a flashlight.
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Since the first-ever phone by Nothing has gained enough hype and popularity already, the interest of buyers has shot up as well. This also means that more users might be willing to sign up to become early adopters of the product. This also includes those residing in India since the device will be launching here too. It is already being teased by Flipkart, indicating the e-commerce firm to be an exclusive e-commerce platform.
But until Nothing Phone (1) launches on July 12, the company has introduced an invite-based pre-order system for the smartphone. Here’s what it is and how you can be a part of it.
What is the Invite System for Nothing Phone (1)?
The invite system for getting your hands on the Nothing Phone (1) is not new. Pei, who was the co-founder of OnePlus, started this system years ago with the first OnePlus smartphone in order to build the hype and is using the same trick again. The “Invite Only Pre-Orders” will be available until June 30 only. Nothing says that it is using this system to keep supply and demand in check. The handset will be available in limited quantities unlike the open sale model that other smartphone brands follow and the invite system will keep the unit manufacturing cost in control.
How to Get an Invite for Nothing Phone (1)?
Getting an invite is simple. All you need to do is to log into your account on Nothing India’s website or register yourself to join the waiting list. For this, you will be asked to log in with Google, Apple or Nothing account. While registering, make sure the email ID is the same as the one used to register on Flipkart.
Once your turn arrives, Nothing will mail you the pre-order pass for the smartphone. However, while registering you would have to pay Rs 2,000, which will be deducted at the time of buying the handset. The pre-order pass will allow you to purchase your device via Flipkart before others. It is worth adding that Nothing is not giving any codes for the pre-order. You just have to wait for your turn and the pass will be mailed to you.
How to Increase the Chance of Getting an Invite?
Once you have joined the waiting list for buying the Nothing Phone (1), it is possible to move ahead in the list as well. How? Using the referring program. This means that the more people sign up using your reference code, the earlier your chance arrives to get the Nothing Phone (1).
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How to Pre-order Nothing Phone (1) Using the Invite?
Once you get the pre-order pass over the email by Nothing, you can book your Nothing Phone (1) handset via Flipkart on July 12 upon launch. As mentioned above, you will get a Rs 2,000 discount on the final price along with some exclusive offers, which Nothing has not yet revealed.
Nothing Phone (1) Expected Features
Besides showcasing the transparent back panel with white sheets underneath and strips of LED notification lights, the smartphone is confirmed to feature a punch-hole display with equal bezels on all four sides. The device is expected to feature 45W fast charging. This was unveiled on the TUV certification website listing. The handset will support wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging, but the charging speeds remain under wraps for now. It is also confirmed to sport dual rear cameras.
Interestingly, the device is being manufactured in Tamil Nadu, India.