In an exclusive interview with Inverse’s Deputy Editor of Reviews Raymond Wong, Carl Pei, Nothing CEO and OnePlus co-founder, confirmed that the next Nothing Phone a.k.a. the (2) will be “more premium” than the Nothing 1 with a U.S. release in “late 2023”.
The Nothing Phone (1) is a mid-range device spec-wise with an unusual and attractive design. We did not review it, but, from the photos and the descriptions, I can tell that I like the eye-catching Glyph Interface, a customizable 900+ LED lights system that draws patterns on the back of the phone according to caller IDs and notifications.
Unlike its name, the device does not look like nothing, and Carl Pei launched the brand to tackle consumer electronics boredom and bring back the fun into smartphones. For the second iteration of the Nothing device, he aims at making the U.S. market his “No. 1 priority” and explains that it was difficult to build the team while developing the first products during the first year.
As more of the negative comments from experts on the Nothing 1 revolved around the software, Carl Pei confirmed that “software will be a big focus area” for his team.