The Nothing phone (1) will finally go on sale on July 12 in a keynote that will be live-streamed after a year of clues, teasers, and the occasional leak.
After the somewhat successful release of the ear (1) Bluetooth earbuds in late-2021, this phone (1) is the second hardware addition to the Nothing lineup and the first smartphone from Carl Peis startup.
Nothing In a recent interview, CEO Pei discussed some of the key design elements, hinting that the phone (1) will have a recycled aluminum chassis and transparent rear covering. A Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and wireless charging are further features. Other details, meanwhile, are still a mystery.
We anticipated seeing the phone (1) running Nothing OS and some of the unique applications for the first time during the launch ceremony for Nothing (event): Return to Instinct. A somewhat simplified version of the Nothing Launcher, which is now accessible for all smartphones running Android 11 or later, gives users a taste of this lightweight version of Android.
Nothing will disclose this new Android gadget in an online-only livestream that is hosted at nothing.tech at 16:00 BST / 11:00 ET / 8:00 PT, as it has done with many other new product releases over the past 24 months.
According to a recent leak from European merchants, the Nothing phone (1) will start selling on July 21 at a price of around $500 in the region. The device’s specifications will almost certainly be impacted by the price, suggesting that it will be firmly in the mid-range.
If that turns out to be the case, we might see the Nothing phone (1) arrive with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 rather than a premium Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 series chipset, much like the Pixel 5 did in 2020, which used the Snapdragon 765G to support 5G connectivity without raising the price.