Nothing Confirms March 23 Event, Smartphone With Snapdragon Chip Expected
A few months ago, we heard that Nothing is planning to foray into the smartphone segment. Last month, Carl Pei – Founder and CEO, teased the Nothing smartphone launch in a social media post. The brand is said to launch its first smartphone sometime in the month of April as per a recent report. Now, Nothing has scheduled a new launch event – The Truth for 23rd March. The company says that 2021 was just a warm-up, and it was always about 2022.
Though it is not clear if the company will announce a product or will share its roadmap for 2022, we can definitely expect some announcement around Nothing smartphone since the launch micro-site includes the Snapdragon logo. However, there are high chances that we see the company shares its roadmap for the year in the upcoming event.
Nothing Smartphone Prototype Recently Showcased
To those unaware, the company had recently showcased the prototype of its upcoming smartphone to several key executives during the MWC. The Nothing smartphone is said to carry forward the transparent design that we have seen with the company’s first-ever product – the Nothing ear (1).
Carl Pei’s Nothing had bought Essential – the company founded by Andy Rubin in 2016. As a result, Essential’s trademarks, and logos now belong to Nothing. Recently, Qualcomm had invested $50 million in Carl Pei’s company to strengthen its tech ecosystem.
Carl Pei also shared that Nothing has raised another $70 million in the Series B funding round. Pei revealed that GV, C Ventures, and EQT Ventures participated in the funding round. With the second round, Nothing has managed to raise $144 million so far.
Growing up as a huge tech fan, I’m proud to be contributing to the industry that once inspired me so much. 🧵👇 pic.twitter.com/c4USftiX9c
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) March 9, 2022
The brand also reveals that Community Investment Round 2 is coming soon. The company says that it had raised $1.5M in 54 seconds in the first round of Community Investment.
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