Nothing, the company behind the Nothing Ear (1) true wireless earbuds hosted a virtual event on Wednesday and the brand has confirmed that it would soon launch the first phone called, the Nothing Phone (1). While the company did not launch the phone today, the company’s founder, Carl Pei revealed some of the features of the brand’s first smartphone. The Nothing Phone (1) will be the brand’s second product after the TWS, Nothing Ear (1). Here is what we know so far.
Nothing Phone (1): What We Know So Far
Carl Pei confirmed that the upcoming Nothing Phone (1) will be launched in the summer of 2022, which could mean in next few months. The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile platform. But, we don’t know the exact processor yet.
Further, Pei also mentioned that apart from Apple no other company offers an ecosystem experience and there are not many choices if you look beyond Apple. And, Nothing will try and address the same with its product ecosystem, which will be an open and diverse ecosystem.
In terms of software, the Phone (1) will come with Nothing OS (no surprise here!), which will be based on Android. The phone will keep all the stock Android features and build more features to enhance the user experience on the device. The phone will be bloat-free and thanks to Nothing’s optimization, the apps on the phone will open faster and offer a smooth experience. As for the updates, the phone will get three years of Android OS updates and four years of security updates.
In terms of software design, the OS will come with an iconic design and as per the video shared, the weather widget on the phone will come with a dot-matrix design and the voice recorder app will come with an analogue tape viewer. Furthermore, the Nothing OS launcher will be launched for select Android smartphones in April 2022.
The phone is also confirmed to launch in India and when it launches, the phone will be sold via the Flipkart e-commerce platform.
Lastly, the company also announced a $10M allocation for upcoming equity-based community investment, wherein anyone can invest in Nothing company. Last year, the company raised $1.5M in just 54 seconds. In case you are interested in investing this time around, the pre-registrations for early access are now open, and the investment round will go live on 5 April on nothing.tech.