Nothing may be ready yet with his next smartphone. The London-based company may continue to keep things transparent and make a few changes for a “Lite” version of the Nothing Phone (1).
According to an report (opens in new tab) by The Mobile Indian, the company is preparing to launch another version of the Nothing Phone (1). This time, the smartphone can come in at a lower price than the previous model. Referred to as the “Lite” version of the Nothing Phone (1), the next model could exclude the Glyph interface and be priced below Rs 30,000 in India. The smartphone continues to be equipped with the transparent panel on the back. It is unclear at this point whether the designs on the back will remain the same or not.
In addition, the Nothing Phone (1) Lite also removes support for wireless and reverse wireless charging. The report does state that the smartphone will have the same chipset. Though it won’t be a surprise if the chipset is replaced by a more affordable one like the Snapdragon 695. The company worked closely with Qualcomm to create a custom Snapdragon 778G Plus chipset that supports wireless charging.
The report also hints that the company may also be making changes to the contents of the Nothing Phone (1) Lite. The next model may come with a 42W charger in the box, but the smartphone will continue to support 33W fast charging. It seems that the rest of the specifications of the device remain unchanged. The device may also get a boost in battery capacity from 4,500 mAh to 5,000 mAh. All other specs of the device are said to be the same.
Nothing has denied that the Lite version of the smartphone is in the works, but only time can tell.
Nothing has bigger problems
Nothing strives to solve multiple problems since the launch of the Nothing Phone (1). The company announced last week that pre-order units had been delayed due to a ramp-up in unit production. Many users who received some of their units also noted manufacturing defects. The company has positively resolved the issue with replacement units.
And it would be a good point for the company not to focus on a second phone until they can perfect production and quality controls at this point. The Nothing Phone (1) Lite could be a device that is in the pipeline for the future. And it would be a better alternative for someone who doesn’t need the flashing lights. And if not now, maybe next year.