No Phone 1 pre-orders will go live in India starting tomorrow, Flipkart has suggested via a banner on its website ahead of the official announcement. The latest development comes just days after the UK-based company led by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei opened the public waiting list for the invite-only pre-orders for the upcoming phone. In addition to opening the public waitlist, the company has also started rolling out invite codes to its private community members for pre-ordering. The launch of Nothing Phone 1 is scheduled for July 12.
Flipkart displays a banner that reads, “Nothing Phone 1 pre-order starts tomorrow.” However, the online marketplace has not provided any further details on the pre-order process.
Gadgets 360 has contacted Nothing to clarify the pre-orders and will update this article when the company responds.
Last week, Nothing kicked off its invite code system to allow a limited number of early customers and members of its private community to purchase a pre-order pass to reserve the phone. The pass, which is available at a refundable price of Rs. 2,000, is intended to be used until June 30 to pre-order the phone.
While members of the private community received the invitation code directly by email to purchase the pre-order pass, regular customers were asked to join the public waiting list for a chance to win the invite code to pre-order the phone.
The Rs. The 2,000 deposit that customers have to pay for the pre-order pass will be deducted from the final price of the Nothing Phone 1, the company said. However, the exact price of the phone is not yet known.
The Nothing Phone 1 comes as the second device – after the Ear 1 earbuds – from the house of Carl Pei’s company Nothing. The smartphone is teased to offer a transparent back, along with an LED-powered Glyph interface and confirmed to have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G+ SoC. It also includes support for wireless and reverse wireless charging as two of the other major highlights.
Nothing has been confirmed to offer Nothing OS on the upcoming phone to make some changes of its own on top of a near-stock Android interface. The smartphone is also tipped to have a 120Hz display, as well as a 50-megapixel primary camera.