Steve Dent

Nothing is transparent Phone 1 will not arrive in North America

Nothing is the first Phone 1 smartphone that won’t be coming to the US, the company has confirmed PCMag. “While we would like to bring the Phone 1 to the wider community across the world, we are focused on domestic markets including the UK and Europe,” the company said in a statement. However, he added that “a limited number of our private community investors” could get one in the US through a closed beta program.

Nothing showed the device for the first time last week on Twitter following a tease by founder Carl Pei. The standout feature is a transparent back, revealing a wireless charging coil and a mysterious pattern that lights up. The company also promised “an open and diverse product ecosystem” and the pure Android Nothing operating system.

The company further explained that “it takes a lot to launch a smartphone…from ensuring the handset is supported by the country’s cellular technologies to carrier partnerships and local regulations, and as we we’re still a young brand, we have to be strategic about that.” According PCMag. A similar disclosure was given by Nothing when the first 100 phones were bid on StockX.

Still, Nothing has North American ambitions. “We have big plans to launch a US-supported smartphone in the future,” the company wrote. The Nothing Phone 1 is set to debut in London on July 12 – you can catch it via a livestream if you RSVP in advance.

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