- Nothing Phone (1) features a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and Nothing OS
- A microsite of the Nothing Phone (1) is live on Flipkart, revealing a summer launch of the phone and shareholders of Nothing
- Nothing OS’s first preview will be available on select smartphone models via its launcher, starting from April
Nothing Phone (1) was announced yesterday at the Nothing: The Truth virtual event. The company’s CEO, Cari Pei, shared briefs of Nothing’s own operating system, called Nothing OS, and its first smartphone, Nothing Phone (1). The Nothing Phone (1) is the second gear in the company’s portfolio after Nothing Ear (1) TWS earbuds. The brand didn’t share the specifications of the Nothing Phone (1), apart from a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset that will power the device, of course. A microsite of the device is now live on Flipkart. Let’s look at everything we know about the Nothing Phone (1).
Nothing Phone (1) Flipkart availability
The microsite of Nothing Phone (1) reveals a cryptic message, which could be the design of the Nothing Phone (1), followed by the summer 2022 availability of the handset. Furthermore, the page also has a ‘meet the investors’ section, where the shareholders of Nothing are listed.
The list includes Steve Huffman (CEO and Co-founder of Reddit), Kevin Lin (Co-founder of Twitch), Josh Buckley (CEO of Product Hunt), Liam Casey (Founder and CEO of PCH), Paddy Cosgrave (Founder of Web Summit), and Casey Neistat (famous YouTuber).
Nothing Phone (1) details
At the event, Carl Pei revealed that the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset is the heart of the Nothing Phone (1). The Nothing Phone (1) will be powered by the brand’s own operating system – Nothing OS. The details on the chipset, among other configurations, are still a mystery. We anticipate a design philosophy of Nothing Phone (1) to be similar to that of the company’s TWS earphones.
The Nothing OS is based on an open and seamless ecosystem tailored to offer a quick, seamless, and personalised experience. The operating system features custom fonts, colours, graphical elements, and sounds that allow hardware and software to integrate seamlessly. Starting from April, the first preview of Nothing OS will be available via its launcher on a limited number of smartphones.
With Nothing’s own ecosystem, the brand aims to be an alternative to Apple. Carl Pei mentioned multiple times at the event that the Nothing OS and gear will be a counterpart to Apple. Furthermore, while showcasing the Nothing OS features, the CEO also showed us that the Nothing gear and Nothing OS are compatible with other Apple products, as the demo unit had an Apple AirPods connected to it.