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Nothing just teased its first Android phone

By Hemaja Burud

Feb 17, 2022

There’s no smoke without fire

Carl Pei, the founder of the tech brand Nothing, understands how to generate buzz around the products he creates. Nothing's latest Twitter post can be interpreted as a teaser for an upcoming Android phone.

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The tweet only says "Back on Android," which could be interpreted as him switching to Android after using an iPhone.

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The subsequent responses from the Android account and Qualcomm, on the other hand, suggest that Nothing is up to something.

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While the existence of Nothing on a smartphone has long been speculated, this is the first time Carl Pei has hinted at its existence.

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Nothing currently has only one product in its portfolio: the Nothing Ear (1) headphones.

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Manu Sharma, the brand's India CEO, hinted that the company is working on five new products.

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The recent appointment of Dyson's Adam Bates as the head of its upcoming design hub could be a hint about the company's new products.

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Is there a OnePlus competitor on the horizon? We first heard a rumour in October 2021 that the company was working on an Android phone and a power bank to go with it.

This Android-powered phone is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, but we don't know which model it will be.

Not to mention that Nothing and Qualcomm announced a strategic partnership in 2021, implying that the company will use Snapdragon SoCs in its products.

Nothing acquired Essential, the now-defunct smartphone company, in February 2021, and Carl Pei stated that Nothing will continue to focus on audio accessories and smart home products.

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