Fake news, says Nothing founder Carl Pei on Nothing Phone (1) Lite

Here's everything we know so far about the Nothing Phone (1) Lite.

Highlights
  • Nothing’s CEO and founder, Carl Pei, responds to the Nothing Phone (1) Lite’s news.
  • Carl Pei has called the report fake news. 
  • Nothing Phone (1) Lite is said to feature the exact specifications as the Nothing Phone (1) with some minor changes. 

The Nothing Phone (1) Lite in development news has been dismissed by Nothing CEO and founder Carl Pei. In a tweet, Pei shared a news report talking about the Nothing Phone (1) Lite and called it “fake news”. The souped-down version of Nothing Phone (1) was said to come at an affordable price, but largely retaining all the Phone (1) (review) specifications. The only difference between them was said to be a slightly larger battery and lack of Glyph interface and wireless charging on the Phone (1) Lite.

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We had reached out to the company to get a clarification on the Nothing Phone (1) Lite, and in their response, they too called it a “rumour” and quoted Pei’s tweet. However, this hasn’t stopped Twitterati from speculating. Comments on Pei’s thread seemed to suggest that people were taking the “fake news” comment as a dismissal to the absence of the Glyph interface, and not the existence of the watered-down phone.

Nothing Phone (1) Lite: everything we know so far

According to the previous leak, the Nothing Phone (1) Lite was supposed to debut in October, which we believe would be too early, as its elder sibling – Nothing Phone (1) – was recently launched in India. It could retail at around Rs 24,999 for the base 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant.

As far as the specifications are concerned, the Lite variant was said to pack a 5,000mAh battery and feature a 42W charger inside the box, but ditching the wireless charging support. The rest of the Nothing Phone (1) specifications were said to remain the same as the Nothing Phone (1): 6.55-inch 120Hz AMOLED panel, Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+, dual 50MP rear cameras, and a 16MP front camera.

Key Specs

Nothing Phone 1 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus | 6 GBProcessor
6.55 inches Display
50 MP + 12 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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Nothing Phone 1 Lite Price, Launch Date
Expected Price:Rs. 24,990
Release Date:21-Dec-2022 (Expected)
Variant:6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status:Rumoured