UK-based consumer electronics startup Nothing will launch its first Android smartphone, the Nothing Phone (1), in the global market on July 12. The company has now confirmed that all smartphones to be sold in India will be manufactured domestically.
Nothing was established in the United Kingdom in 2020 by Carl Pei, the co-founder of Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus. To date, the Nothing brand has received a total of $144 million in funding. In August of 2021, Nothing launched its first product, the TWS headset ear (1).
Regarding the firm’s upcoming first smartphone, the Nothing Phone (1), Manu Sharma, the vice president and general manager of Nothing, told the Economic Times that the devices sold in India would be produced in Tamil Nadu, India.
Manu said that the Nothing Phone (1) was the true beginning of Nothing’s brand journey. Given the importance of the Indian market to the brand, it made sense for Nothing to manufacture the Nothing Phone (1) locally. He further confirmed that Nothing has expanded its customer support in India to over 270 authorized service centers in more than 250 cities across India, thereby boosting consumer trust.
In addition, a tipster named Mukul Sharma revealed that the production of this smartphone started in a factory in Tamil Nadu, but the batteries would be imported from China.
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According to previous reports, the Nothing Phone (1) will adopt a 6.55-inch FHD + OLED screen with a refresh rate of 90Hz. It features a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor, a 50-megapixel main camera, and a 4500mAh battery. It supports 45W fast charging through a USB Type-C charging port.