Carl Pei’s ingeniously named Nothing company has so far failed to launch a single product, a pair of real Nothing ear wireless headphones (1). But everything will change soon.
It doesn’t surprise anyone at all, it turned out that nothing works on the phone. Our lack of astonishment comes from the fact that Carl Pei, before he left and founded Nothing, was a co-founder of OnePlus.
The Nothing phone also makes sense in light of Nothing’s recent announcement of a strategic partnership with Qualcomm. Guess who else had (or at least had) one of them? OnePlus.
It will be an interesting move considering how OnePlus has changed since Pein’s departure, integrating into Oppo on almost all fronts, including software, which is destined to become just a ColorOS variation (like the Realme UI).
With all this happening, nothing could jump in and fill OnePlus’s shoes focused on enthusiasts and pick up the killer’s leading wrapper? We’ll have to wait to see, but given that nothing is a mid-range headset and that the prices suit them without undermining the prices of their main competitors, we think it’s too early to say for sure.
In any case, we will find out soon, because nothing phone is expected to become official in early 2022. At some point before that, we obviously get a power bank that will be called Nothing power (1).