Earlier this year, Carl Pei’s startup, Nothing, announced that it will debut its first smartphone dubbed the Nothing Phone (1) in the summer of 2022. The highly anticipated device has now been officially confirmed to launch on July 12.
The device will debut at the ‘Nothing: Return to Instinct’ event which will be held in London and live-streamed across the globe via the company’s website, nothing.tech.
Unlearn. Undo. Starting with phone (1).
Nothing (event) – Return to Instinct.
Tuesday 12 July, 16:00 BST.
Get notified: https://t.co/FEJL4Jb2Aw#phone1 pic.twitter.com/SX0PCdeXw9
— Nothing (@nothing) June 8, 2022
The company has stated that “It’s our first smartphone and our most important product,” and has also claimed that the launch event is an “invitation to unlearn everything the industry has taught us”.
The phone might launch on July 12, however, it might take the company a while before it is available for purchase. A recent report revealed that the Nothing Phone (1) is likely to be manufactured in India and that the smartphone is yet to enter the production stage.
So far, the company has officially confirmed that the smartphone will sport a transparent back, an aluminum mid-frame, wireless charging support, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset under the hood. Other than that, the device has also been subject to multiple leaks that suggest the device will feature a 6.55-inch full HD+ OLED panel with 1080 x 2400 pixels and 90Hz refresh rate.
Other than that, it will likely have the recently unveiled Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset paired with 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage. It may be powered by a 4500mAh battery and support wired and wireless fast charging. Lastly, the smartphone is expected to debut around the $500 price range.