August 8, 2022

If you’re looking for a new smartphone and you live in the U.S., you probably know the drill. While you could get a great unlocked Android phone on Amazon, the possibility that it won’t work with your carrier of choice is pretty high. That’s why most U.S.-based customers shop for smartphones at a carrier-branded store, and that presents a huge problem for companies like Nothing, which is on the brink of releasing its first major phone.

I’m talking, of course, about the Nothing phone (1) (opens in new tab), the first phone to release from UK-based Nothing, and the second company co-founded by Carl Pei (formerly of OnePlus, if you’ve been living under a rock).