Do you remember the good old days, when you could have walked into a store and bought a phone? Now you have to join a waiting list that gives you the chance to queue up to pre-order a smartphone so you can buy it at launch. Maybe.
Nothing by Carl Pei launches its first phone, the Nothing Phone 1, on July 12. And now the company has opened a waiting list for those who really want to get it at launch and not a day after.
This is where things get a little complicated. According to Engadget, members of the Nothing community can redeem their special code and pay £20 (in the UK) or €20 (in the EU) in order to order the phone on July 12.
If you’re not into that club, you can head over to Nothing’s website to join the waitlist, which could earn you an invite. The invite guarantees your place to order a phone from July 12 and also unlocks a special reward (a £20/€20 credit that you can use to buy other Nothing gadgets, which will include the Ear 1 headphones and the Nothing Phone accessories 1). But as Nothing says, the Nothing Phone 1 supply will be limited at launch, so nothing is guaranteed (pun unintentional).
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The bad news for US customers is that the Nothing Phone 1 won’t be widely available there. However, people in the UK, India and Europe can all join in the fun.
Nothing’s Ear headphones (1) are buggy but beautiful
As for the phone itself, we don’t know all the details, but we do know that it will be partially transparent and will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset with wireless charging, dual rear cameras, modded version of Android and a likely 6.55-inch screen size.