A Nothing Phone (1) Lite may be on the way

If Nothing’s bracket-loving naming scheme had convinced you that the next smartphone the company would come up with would be the Nothing Phone (2), well… Maybe not. A new rumor today claims that for a successor, the Nothing Phone (1) will get a “lite” version sibling.

In principle, this would be the same device as the Nothing Phone (1), only with a regular glass back (so no fancy LED Glyph Interface) and without wireless charging. Despite still supporting 33W charging, the “lite” model is said to come with a 42W charger in the box, according to the same source.

Nothing Phone (1)
Nothing Phone (1)

For what it’s worth, nothing has denied the existence of such a product. And yet the rumors persist, saying that the “lite” will be nothing cheaper than the phone (1) – which makes sense given the two removed features. There are reportedly “some indications” that the new phone will start in India at INR 24,999 ($316 or €308) for a variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For reference, the current Nothing Phone (1) starts at INR 32,999 ($417 or €407) but comes with 8GB of RAM.

A few other sources have even mentioned that this device would have a larger 5,000 mAh battery, with the thicker cell presumably filling up the space occupied by the LEDs and wireless charging coil in the original Nothing Phone (1).

Since none of this information has been confirmed in any way, take it with a grain of salt. What do you think though? Is it a good idea to ditch the fancy LEDs on the back and the exclusive wireless charging feature and focus on making a more affordable device? Let us know in the comments.

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