The Nothing Phone 1 is scheduled to launch worldwide on July 12th. Just days before its official debut, a supposedly official TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) case for the smartphone proposing the design was leaked online. The case has a black hue with a semi-transparent design and cutouts for speakers and cameras. Additionally, the Nothing Phone 1 pre-order pass is currently available on Flipkart for anyone without an invite code. The company previously provided select customers with an invite code to receive pre-order passes.
Tipster Ishan Agarwal, in cooperation with MySmartPrice, has posted a render of the supposedly official Nothing Phone 1 TPU case. It has a semi-transparent design and cutouts for the power button on the back and bottom for the speaker, USB Type-C port, and microphones. There is a cutout on the back to highlight the camera unit. The case also features Nothing branding on the back. Nothing is rumored to bundle the case with the phone.
Building hype around the launch of Nothing Phone 1, the UK-based company launched an invite-only program to allow a limited number of early customers, as well as members of its private community, to purchase a pre-order pass to reserve the phone. The pass which is available with a refundable deposit of Rs. 2,000, give priority to buying the phone through Flipkart. In a recent update, Flipkart listed the Nothing Phone 1 pre-order pass on its website, suggesting that users may be able to pre-order the pass directly from the e-commerce site without having to use an invite code. The listing states that the pass can be purchased once users have interacted with it Nothing phone 1 side on Flipkart and clicked the Notify Me option.
The Nothing Phone 1 will be unveiled via a virtual event on July 12th at 8:30pm IST in London. It will be available exclusively to pass holders on July 12th from 21:00. The first smartphone from the brand managed by Carl Pei is powered by a specially tuned Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chip. Nothing recently confirmed that the phone is made from recycled aluminum material. It is also confirmed to run on Nothing OS based on Android.