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Nothing phone (1): a launch date and European pricing for the first-gen Android device allegedly leaks out

A recently-shared phone (1) prototype. (Source: Nothing)
A recently-shared phone (1) prototype. (Source: Nothing)
Carl Pei's Nothing has remained vague on the subject of a debut for its inaugural Android smartphone. However, a German tech blog now purports to fill the blanks the OEM has left with a specific date on which the device is to be unveiled. It is also now slated to start at a mid-range price - on the European market, at least.

Carl Pei has already said a lot about the first ever smartphone to launch from his latest tech brand Nothing - however, little enough of it has concerned a launch schedule, save to mention that it is set for some time in "Summer 2022". However, Allround-PC claims to have heard more on this subject.

The blog asserts that its source, described as a "European vendor", has passed on the information that the phone (1) will debut on July 21, 2022. Furthermore, its maker is now slated to target a €500 (~US$536) price-point for the device.

Meanwhile, Nothing has hinted it has made more progress in its quest to make the same device transparent. Pei has recently announced that its rear panel will (perhaps unsurprisingly) "hero" its wireless charging coil.

Now, it is apparently a matter of fitting other components in around it in an arrangement that may or may not prove more pleasing than that of the average smartphone. The executive has also intimated that the Nothing design team may have drawn on "Massimo Vignelli’s New York subway map" in doing so.

Accordingly, one Nothing phone (1) spec may just have been established, at least. Not much is known about the others, although it is currently projected that this first-gen device might take the new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC up as its long-hyped inaugural Qualcomm platform.

Should this be the case, and if the phone (1) aims for the flagship-killer status of the OnePlus One before it, it seems it may have to do so without flagship specs.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-05-29 (Update: 2022-05-29)