Back in March, Nothing’s CEO and founder Carl Pei officially confirmed that the company would be making its own smartphone in the form of the Nothing Phone (1). The company also later released a launcher for Android devices designed to give users a taste of the upcoming handset.
Unfortunately, apart from the confirmation that the phone exists and what its software could look like, Pei did not mention when the phone would be launching, but we now have a potential launch date. This is according to a report from Allround-PC who claims that the phone is expected to be launched on the 21st of July and that it could cost 500 Euro.
Based on the pricing, it seems that Nothing could be positioning the handset as a mid-range device, which shouldn’t be too surprising since when Pei was at OnePlus, mid-range handsets was kind of the company’s specialty. Also, based on its pricing, XDA is speculating that it might be powered by Qualcomm’s recently announced Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset.
Other than the pricing and launch date, we don’t really know much about the phone, like what it looks like and what kind of features it might be packing. Hopefully it will be compelling enough to make customers sit up and pay attention, especially in today’s highly-competitive and saturated smartphone market.
Source: XDA Developers