Nothing confirms plans to unveil phone (1) with Nothing OS this summer

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Nothing Phone1 Kv 1920x (Image credit: Nothing)

What you need to know

  • Carl Pei's startup Nothing is launching a phone.
  • Phone (1) is going to be announced this summer.
  • It promises a distinctive design and Nothing OS, which is based on Android.

Carl Pei's startup Nothing has confirmed it plans to announce a new phone later this year.

At its event today, the company announced that its phone (1), its second product following the Nothing ear (1) earbuds, will debut in the summer. Details about the device are scarce, but Nothing says the new phone will help build its ecosystem with seamless connectivity and an "iconic" design.

Nothing has revealed that the phone will run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile platform, a processing favorite of rivals to Apple's best iPhones. It will also feature Nothing OS, the company's own operating system built on Android. The company said in a press release:

Staying true to Nothing's founding mission, Nothing OS is built on an open and seamless ecosystem that will effortlessly connect and integrate Nothing products and products from other world-leading brands.

Always On Display First Iteration Not Final

Always On Display First Iteration Not Final (Image credit: Nothing)

It further says that Nothing OS "OS captures the best features of pure Android, distilling the operating system to just the essentials, where every byte has a purpose," and is designed to deliver a fast, smooth and personal experience:

A coherent interface, the hardware seamlessly integrates with software through bespoke fonts, colours, graphical elements and sounds. A first preview of Nothing OS will be available via its launcher that will be available to download on select smartphone models from April.

At its event on Wednesday Nothing CEO Carl Pei said the company was building "the most compelling alternative to Apple."

Home Screen First Iteration Not Final

Home Screen First Iteration Not Final (Image credit: Nothing)

Widgets First Iteration Not Final

Widgets First Iteration Not Final (Image credit: Nothing)

Lock Screen First Iteration Not Final

Lock Screen First Iteration Not Final (Image credit: Nothing)
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