Carl Pei’s Nothing to launch its first smartphone, the Phone (1), on July 12

The Nothing Phone (1) will be launched on July 12 at the ‘Nothing: Return to Instinct’ event. No word on release date as of now.

Nothing (Phone) 1 launch date is finally here after a lot of speculation and hype. Carl Pei’s venture Nothing has officially confirmed the launch date of its first smartphone. The Nothing Phone (1) will be launched on July 12 at the ‘Nothing: Return to Instinct’ event. The launch will be a live event in London, and will be streamed live on the company’s website, nothing.tech.

“It’s our first smartphone, and our most important product,” the company said.

Nothing claims the launch is an “invitation to unlearn everything the industry has taught us”.

Nothing Phone (1): Rumoured Specifications

So far, Nothing has confirmed that the phone will feature a Snapdragon chipset under the hood. Further, it will also feature a recycled aluminium mid-frame and a transparent back and will run Android 12-based Nothing OS on top.

Rumours and speculations suggest the device could debut with a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC. Another leak has revealed that the phone will also sport a 6.55-inch Full HD+ OLED display. An older report revealed that the device may have an HDR10+ display and a 90Hz refresh rate.

In a tweet last week, the company had dropped some hints about its first phone. Out of all the speculated features, the transparent back is the most-anticipated feature and will be unique in the phone industry. Like the Ear (1) TWS, the Nothing Phone (1) will likely revolutionise its segment. The company, in its tweet, also focused that the phone will not feature a chin at the front or sport slim bezels around the display. This could give Phone (1) an edge over its rivals in India, especially in the mid-range segment in which the smartphone could launch in the country.

Nothing Phone (1): Expected Price

Although no official announcements have been made on which segment the Nothing Phone (1) belongs to, let alone the official pricing, the rumoured specs do give us an idea of where the company may place the smartphone. Given the SoC and display specifications, it seems to be a mid-tier device. According to the German publication All Round PC, the phone may be priced around 500 euros (approx. Rs. 41,500).

Talking about the Nothing Phone (1) availability in India, the company had announced a long-term partnership with Flipkart. This means that we can expect the smartphone to be available in India via the e-commerce retailer. The Nothing Phone (1) also made its way to a Flipkart listing recently. In other countries like the UK, the Nothing Phone (1) is said to be available via O2 in the UK.

Do note that there’s no official clarity as such on internal specifications and pricing, so any rumours should be taken with a grain of salt.

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