Smartphone enthusiasts are excited about the prospects of the rumored new smartphone being developed by Carl Pei’s “Nothing.” Pei, who co-founded OnePlus, also has one of the coolest Twitter account names (@getpeid). His new company is called “Nothing” and last summer it released the firm’s maiden product: a pair of TWS earbuds called the Nothing Ear (1) that are see-through in some areas.
Pei made some noise last month at MWC when a photo shared on Twitter by tipster Evan Blass
showed Pei showing off a handset to Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon. We are making some assumptions here, but it could be that Pei had the Nothing phone in his hand with Amon’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset under the hood.
Nothing founder and CEO Carl Pei shows off what could be the rumored Nothing phone to Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon at MWC
We should know something about Nothing very soon because the company announced today that it will reveal a roadmap for its 2022 product releases on March 23rd at 9 am ET. The event is being called “The Truth” and if you visit the company’s website, not only will you see a countdown timer ticking off the seconds until the livestream, you can also arrange to receive a notification before the livestream starts by typing in your email address.
In a press release, Pei is quoted as saying, “Our first year was a warmup, and we can’t wait to reveal what we’re building at Nothing during the upcoming event.” While no specs have leaked yet about a possible Nothing phone (besides possibly including some Qualcomm silicon), there is some speculation that a part of the phone could include transparent elements just like the Ear (1) does.
Two weeks from today we should have a better idea of how Pei plans on turning Nothing into something.
Last update was on: May 17, 2022 10:41 pm