Nothing CEO Carl Pei Teases an Android Smartphone with Snapdragon SoC in the Making

Nothing's upcoming smartphone could be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.


Nothing forayed into the consumer tech segment last year with the Nothing ear (1) TWS. The company managed to sell more than 4,00,000 units of its first-ever product within a span of 8 months.

The company, back in November, had confirmed that it is working on five new products. It’s known that the brand is working on a smartphone and it was rumoured to launch in early 2022. Now, Carl Pei, in one of his tweets, has teased an Android-powered smartphone. Take a look at the Twitter thread,

Carl’s latest tweet does confirm that Nothing is working on an Android-powered smartphone. Snapdragon official Twitter handle also participated in the conversation, so the upcoming Nothing smartphone should be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

Nothing Smartphone Could be Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor!

As of now, the details surrounding the Nothing smartphone remain unknown. All we know is that Nothing’s upcoming smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and will boot Android.

To those unaware, Nothing bought Essential smartphone company, which was founded by Andy Rubin. So, Essential’s trademarks, logos, etc. now belong to Carl Pei’s Nothing. Also, a few months back, Qualcomm had invested $50 million in Nothing to strengthen its tech ecosystem.

Apart from the smartphone, Carl Pel’s Nothing is also rumoured to launch a power bank – Nothing Power (1). Nothing had earlier said that it plans to create an array of smart and connected consumer technology products.

The company recently brought Adam Bates on board as the Design Director. To those unaware, Bates was earlier heading the Head of Design & Product Experience team at Dyson.

Though nothing much is known about Nothing’s upcoming handset, we can expect it to offer a good price to performance ratio and probably a different design language compared to the competition. What are your expectations from the upcoming Nothing smartphone? Do let us know down in the comments section below.