Nothing, the company founded by former OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, has just launched its first ever smartphone – and to say it looks different from just about every other phone on the market is an understatement.
Sporting the same semi-transparent design as the Nothing Ear (1) headphones launched last year, the Phone (1) looks just as intriguing, sporting a semi-transparent back with unique LEDs.
The bad news? It’s not launching at all in North America.
Still, for those of us in Europe and Asia there are plenty of ways to get your hands on the Phone (1) now. Read on to find out how to get the Phone (1) at the best price – or read our review of the phone to find out what we think so far.
Where is the Phone (1) available?
The Nothing Phone (1) is available from across the UK, Europe, and Asia, but it isn’t due for release in the US or Canada.
Nothing has confirmed to PCMag that it plans to run a “closed beta program” with a “limited number of our private community investors in the U.S.” though with “unpredictable” service on T-Mobile, no VoLTE on AT&T and no service on Verizon at all, it’s easy to see why it won’t be available in the States and Canada.
How much does the Nothing Phone (1) cost?
The Nothing Phone (1) comes in three versions:
8GB + 128GB: £399/€469/₹32,999
8GB + 256GB: £449/€499/₹35,999
12GB + 256GB: £499/€549/₹38,999 (launching in late summer)
It follows in the footsteps of the Nothing Ear (1) earbuds – despite featuring premium features like ANC and wireless charging, the buds went on sale at an entry-level $99/£99/€99/₹6,999.
Where can I buy the Nothing Phone (1) SIM-free?
Before launch, Nothing made a lot of fuss about having an invite-only pre-order system, with a waitlist and referral system in place. That’s now closed, but the good news is that you can now simply… buy a phone. It’s a radical reinvention of the purchasing system, we know.
It’s a similar story outside of the UK, with availability from Flipkart in India and a range of carriers and electronics stores – including Amazon – across Europe.
The best Phone (1) contract deals in the UK
As mentioned above, the Phone (1) is a network exclusive for O2 in the UK, and they’re offering it both online and in-store. Here are the best contracts O2 has right now, broken down by the versions of the phone. These are all 3-year contracts with unlimited minutes and texts, and perks including free roaming in select countries and extra subscriptions to streaming services, and all cost just £10 upfront.
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