"Fake News": Carl Pei refutes Nothing Phone (1) Lite rumors
Rumors surfaced last week claiming Nothing could be working on a second smartphone right after the debut of the inaugural Nothing Phone (1). Those rumors have now been shut down forcefully by the company, burying all assumptions about its supposed plans for such a smartphone.
"Fake news," Nothing CEO Carl Pei responded to a post by Android Police on the aforementioned rumors of a Nothing Phone (1) Lite on Twitter. As we reported at the advent of said rumors, word on the grapevine claimed the company would launch a device without the fancy Glyph Interface from the Nothing Phone (1), while retaining most other specifications like the Snapdragon 778G+, 6.55-inch 120 Hz AMOLED, and 50 MP cameras. Supposedly, the hypothetical Nothing Phone (1) Lite would also give up wireless charging, with the endgame being a more affordable product.
While those rumors may have been of interest to the company's niche fanbase, it appears they'll remain just that—rumors. The company has gained something of a reputation for its heavy-handed marketing, and Carl Pei refuting these rumors in this manner is as definitive as it gets about the company's opinion on the supposed Nothing Phone (1) Lite. Such a phone likely does not exist at all—at least not right now.