What you need to know
- The Nothing Phone (1) is listed on Amazon in Germany.
- The phone is listed at under €500 for the base model, with two other configurations pulled.
- Stick earbuds are expected at launch as part of the new Ear (1) bundle.
Two weeks before release, the Nothing Phone (1) was spotted on Amazon’s listing. The listing revealed the alleged price for the lower storage variant of the smartphone with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.
Amazon Germany listing (Opens in a new tab) (via Reddit) puts the base storage/RAM model at €469, which converts to just under $500. The same post mentions two other variants with 8GB/256GB and 12GB/256GB configurations and shows the recently revealed black color variant.
A tweet by tipster Mukul Sharma also reveals the same configurations and prices. Sharma further notes that while these prices are likely for European markets, they may be cheaper for the Indian market. Listings from Amazon indicate that none offer the phone (1) as part of a bundle that includes the ear (1) buds.
Nothing Phone (1) + Nothing Ear (1) Bundle8+128GB: €469.99 (Rs 38,773.90)8+256GB: €499.99 (Rs 41,249.56)12+256GB: Get it for less. #nothingphone1 pic.twitter.com/iBKfYmr043June 30, 2022
German blog Cashis Blog has shed some light on bundles that are said to be offering nothing at launch. Ear (1) buds are included in the bundle, but the blog reports that it’s a special edition called the “Ear (1) Stick”.
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The report shows an alleged photo of an ear (1) stick. Going through the images, it appears that the ear buds (1) are encased in a new elongated translucent case instead of the traditional square one. Interestingly, the stick reminds us of some other earbud cases like the ones included with the Nokia True Wireless earbuds.
The alleged price is in line with recent reports of what the Nothing Phone (1) will offer in terms of price, which is under $500. Unfortunately, the device isn’t coming to the US, but that doesn’t mean it has big plans for the American market.
Meanwhile, the company has confirmed that the mid-range Snapdragon 778G+ SoC will be included which its founder Pei believes is the most ‘balanced’ chipset. There are other cheap Android phones with similar chipsets and the phone (1) is likely to compete with them rather than take on flagships.
At this price, the Nothing Phone (1) competes reasonably with the upcoming Pixel 6a, which has a flagship Tensor chipset. It will be interesting to see how these phones compare in real-world use.