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Nothing Phone (1) officially says no to the US

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Nothing Phone (1) won’t be available in the US, but here’s what you can get instead

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Bad news for American readers: the Nothing Phone (1) is officially not coming to the U.S.

According to a statement provided to PCMag(opens in new tab), Nothing has been officially said that American customers would not be able to purchase the Phone (1) once it launches.

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Phone (1) will only be available in select markets for the time being, with a focus on the UK and Europe, where it already has strong partnerships with leading local carriers. The company cites the challenges of working with local carriers as a young brand and complying with local laws as a major reason for this focus on these markets.

A silver lining exists, however, in that the United States’ avoidance of the issue may only be temporary.

“When it comes to smartphones, we have great ideas for the future. For the time being, only a small number of our private investors in the United States will be able to get their hands on the phone via a closed beta program “adds to the argument.

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The US phone business is heavily dependent on cellular carrier relationships, making it difficult for smaller firms to break into the market. Despite the fact that Carl Pei, the company’s creator and former OnePlus CEO, is at the helm, the company hasn’t even been around for two years.

Phone (1) may help nothing establish itself as a viable contender to giant phone brands like Apple, Samsung and Google, allowing its future iterations to be sold in major carriers’ stores. Because it didn’t happen around the time of its initial debut, it’s unfortunate

Don’t get Nothing, get something else

In that case, which smartphone should you buy instead, given that you’ve saved up some cash for what you had hoped would be your exciting new phone? We’ve done the legwork for you, so here are our top selections for the finest smartphones.

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Many people who have seen the Phone (1) have remarked on how similar it appears to an iPhone. So, if you’re looking for something with a more simplistic design, the iPhone 13 would be a good option (or an iPhone 14 later in the year).

You won’t get the classy-looking all-white back with translucent components and the dazzling glyph lighting system, but it appears to be nearly the same shape, and the iPhone’s quality, power, and ease of use are well established.

Nothing hinted that the Phone (1) would feature cutting-edge software that would elevate Android’s usability to a whole new level. You may either buy a Google Pixel 6 or wait for the Pixel 6a or 7 to appear in the near future if that’s what you’re looking for.

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Google, the corporation that created Android, ensures that the software works flawlessly on its own devices, including the always-useful At A Glance widget.

According to Everything, the price of the Phone (1) is being kept low so that more people may afford it. The OnePlus 10 Pro is our top option for those looking for good hardware value.

This phone isn’t quite as outlandish as previous OnePlus devices have been in the past, and going back to Carl Pei’s old firm is perhaps a breach of the principles that Nothing was founded on. If you’re looking for an Android flagship that’s both affordable and high-quality, the OnePlus 10 Pro is your best bet.

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