Nothing's future mystery products will be powered by Qualcomm

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The first product of Nothing came out earlier this year.

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The new kid on the block brought its first product in July with the arrival of Nothing semi-transparent ear 1 earbud. But ever since it was first announced at the beginning of the year, the company headed by former OnePlus executive Carl Pei has made no secret that it has several products in the pipeline.

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We don’t know what to expect from these future products, but an announcement from the company on Wednesday is the first to shed any light on Nothing’s next devices. A press release says that the company will be working with chipmaker Qualcomm for future products using its Snapdragon platform.

Qualcomm Senior VP Enrico Salvatori said in a statement that the company is excited to work with Nothing to use the Snapdragon mobile platform and 5G connectivity to “bring to life its much-anticipated ecosystem of tech products.”

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You may know Qualcomm best for powering some of the best Android phones on the market, but its chips cover a whole range of connected devices, from wearables to cars. Just because nothing is partnering with the company, we shouldn’t assume that it is working on making a phone. Qualcomm has spent years optimizing its chips for 5G connectivity, and exploring the potential of the Internet of Things — the vast family of connected devices — so we’re nowhere close to knowing what should happen next — anything products. Not possible.

“Seamless connectivity is paramount to achieving our vision of a future without barriers between people and technology,” Pei said in a statement. “We look forward to working with Qualcomm Technologies and our strategic investors to achieve the next stage of growth with nothing to do.”

The increase will be partly driven by a new $50 million funding round that was also not announced on Wednesday. Joining the star-studded lineup of investors (if you consider the tech execs to be the stars) are Axel Kristofer Hedfors and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia. Nothing said the new investment would be used for research and development in preparation for the brand’s foray into new product categories as part of its ecosystem.

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