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Nothing phone (1): Everything we know so far

(Pocket-lint) – Nothing announced that it had ambitions to launch a smartphone during its event on 23 March 2022. We say event, it was more of a soliloquy from Carl Pei – Nothing’s founder – outlining how tech had become stale and it was time for a change.

Nothing’s second product will be the Nothing phone (1) and here’s everything we know about it.

The Nothing phone (1) will be announced at an event on Tuesday 12 July called Return to Instinct. Nothing has promised that all the details of the device will be confirmed on that date.

Rumours have suggested that the launch date will be Thursday 21 July 2022 and that might be when the phone actually goes on sale. There’s no word on pre-orders, but those are likely to open immediately after the announcement.

We also have some information on retailers. Nothing has confirmed that it will be selling the phone through O2, Telekom Deutschland and Flipkart – so those are exclusive network retailers for UK, Germany and India.

Flipkart has listed a device with the model number A063 which is thought to be the Nothing phone (1), as has BIS India – an Indian standards agency, and NBTC.

The WH-1000XM4 headphones really are a great companion for this phone, supporting LDAC to bring you wireless high-res music while offering some of the best noise-cancelling performance that you’ll find.

They also retail for around £279 / €275, so that’s a lot of headphone you’re getting.

Of course the Sony Xperia 1 IV might get you excited too. It continues Sony’s 21:9 display trend, with a 4K resolution on this phone, making it an ideal device for watching movies on the move.

It’s powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, while also offering a range of advanced photography and video options from the rear cameras.

Sony has imported loads of experience from its Alpha cameras here, giving you advanced video controls so you don’t have to leave it all to the phone, you can really express your creative powers.

We’re just getting started on our Sony Xperia 1 IV review, but what you really need to know is that this pre-order only runs until 15 June in the UK – so you have until then to get your order in and secure your free 1000XM4 headphones.

The phone will be on general release from 16 June 2022 in the UK and soon after in Europe.

If you happen to be in the US and are interested in getting those free Sony WF-1000XM4, then you can also pre-order – but you’ll be waiting until the phone launched on 1 September!


Ajmal Solangi is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and reviews. He likes tech news, mobile unboxing, reviews, gadgets, and more.

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