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Mark your calendars, the Nothing (1) phone is out July 12

After months of leaks and rumours, Carl Pei’s Nothing has finally confirmed that it will unveil its first smartphone — the Nothing phone (1) — next month. Although the company hasn’t shared any concrete details about the device so far, we expect it to launch its marketing mechanisms in the days leading up to the launch and share some of the hardware specifications of the phone.

At the moment, we only know that Nothing will host a launch event, called Nothing (event): return to instinctin London on July 12. The event will start at 1600 BST/1100 EST/2030 IST, and you can RSVP here if you want to follow the event live. There has also been no confirmation that it will livestream the event on its website, Nothing.tech, and reveal full details about the full phone experience (1).

Although we don’t know much about the Nothing(1) phone at the moment, recent leaks suggest it could be a mid-range smartphone featuring Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip. . The company’s previous teasers also lead us to believe that it will be running a custom Android skin called Nothing OS based on Android 12. The device will likely cost around $500, but we can’t be sure at this time. .

Nothing previously indicated that the Nothing (1) phone will feature a unique design with a transparent back, a recycled aluminum central frame, wireless charging support and no chin under the screen. The device will contribute to a new ecosystem of products. And, while this will only be the company’s second device, Nothing already has four more devices in the works to flesh out its ecosystem. The Nothing(1) phone would offer seamless connectivity with these devices, but we might have to wait a bit to see how that actually plays out.

If you’re curious about the software experience of the Nothing(1) phone, you’ll be glad to know that you can preview it using the Nothing launcher. The Minimal Launcher app is available for download from the Google Play Store and supports all devices running Android 11 or later.