Nothing event recap — Nothing Phone 1 first details and one big tease

The Nothing live event promised something, which ended up being a teaser for the Nothing Phone 1 and the new Nothing OS Android skin. We learned some details, but there's still a lot we don't know about this new phone.

What the phone will look like and what specs it'll have aren't clear yet, though Carl Pei did say it'll use a Snapdragon chip. Pei's smartphone heritage, having co-founded OnePlus and then leaving in late 2021, means that the Nothing Phone 1 could be a big deal.

Nothing event recap — Nothing Phone 1 first details and one big tease

The big question is whether the Nothing Phone 1 will aim to be a flagship Android killer as OnePlus phones used to be before they slowly moved into the flagship arena themselves, or if the Nothing phone will target the budget sector in a bid to take on the likes of the OnePlus Nord 2 and Google Pixel 5a.

Pei also talked about Nothing OS, a rendition of Android that aims to load apps faster and learn from your usage. Nothing has promised three years of platform updates and four years of security patches, lagging behind Samsung. The Nothing launcher will be coming in April.

Nothing OS will use the dot matrix font that we've seen Nothing adopt so far and offer some throwback retro-futuristic design elements, like a tape recorder design for the voice recorder. Nothing OS also aims to provide seamless support for third-party products like AirPods and Tesla vehicles.

We have slightly fewer questions now that the event is over, but Nothing certainly left us with plenty more to mull over.