Nothing Company, led by Carl Pei, launched its first mobile device, the nothing phone (1). Months before the actual launch of the smartphone, there was real hype about the device.
The device launched in India from Rs. 32,999. Although there were some issues with the delivery of the device and the Nothing Phone (1) itself, it’s safe to say that it was broadly well received by most tech enthusiasts. So much so that people have been asking for a lighter version and a cheaper version of the Nothing Phone (1).
As a result, rumor had it that Nothing would soon be making the Nothing Phone (1) Lite, a barebones version of the Nothing Phone (1) that wouldn’t feature the glyph lights and would be ready for launch in Diwali’s India this year.
The rumor also claimed that the work-in-progress ‘Lite’ phone will be available at an affordable price, with a starting price of £24,999. Another feature reportedly removed was wireless charging.
The Glyph interface and wireless charging were the two features that came with it the most popular for the Nothing Phone (1) and separated the device from the rest of the field.
The rumor added that the “Lite” version would retain the rest of the specs like the display, processor, and cameras. It was reported that the battery received an update. It was expected to be powered by a 5,000mAh battery.
Taking to Twitter to calm all speculation, Carl Pei revealed that all the rumors surrounding the Nothing Phone (1) Lite were actually fake news and that they had no plans to design or manufacture one.
Fake News https://t.co/7Au5UP1FEW
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) August 4, 2022
Typically, tech companies, especially smartphone makers, don’t respond to rumors or suggestions on social media, regardless of whether they’re true or false. However, Carl Pei had to make this announcement and categorically deny the existence of the Nothing Phone (1) Lite.
It makes sense for Pei to come out and deny the rumours, as a device with such a huge price difference has the potential to seriously hurt the current Nothing Phone (1) sales.
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