It really says a lot about the current mobile industry that one of the most anticipated Android smartphones of the year will come from a small company founded in 2020. Worse (or is it bizarrely better?), the Nothing Phone (1) remains. almost completely shrouded in secrecy after multiple teasers from CEO Carl Pei and even a press event that didn’t offer much in terms of actual device features and capabilities.
Whether you agree with Pei, who co-founded OnePlus nearly a decade ago, on handset designs that need a hard reset or not, it’s certainly intriguing to hear from a relatively high-profile startup committed to a radically different approach.
An affordable device like you’ve never seen before
A sketch of one of the many transparent designs that qualify for the Nothing Phone (1).
Perhaps even more exciting, the Nothing Phone (1) is rumored to target a “price range around 500 euros”, meaning that the potential audience is much larger than that of the ultra-high-end iPhone 13 Pro Max or Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra .
No real specs confirmed yet
Of course, that also means that this trend-defying and completely unconventional device won’t be powered by one of the fastest mobile processors out there. On the plus side, nothing has announced a partnership with Qualcomm yet, so the hot new upper-midrange Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 silicon could have a lot on the table.
When you add wireless charging support and the recycled aluminum frame is already attached to the $500 or so Nothing Phone (1) comparison, the bang for the buck starts to sound pretty impressive… even if you put it “inside out” – design into consideration. is guaranteed to set this bad boy apart from all competitions in the summer of 2022.
Het Niets Oor (1) has its own transparent design.
Besides, the see-through design is likely to remain a staple for years to come after its debut on the company’s first true wireless earbuds (and its first product run). The long-term goal is to create a “coherent vision” similar to what Apple has done with its iPhones and unlike what essentially all Android device manufacturers do, try too many things at once without holding back. to be. towards a “consistent way of designing products”. I
Sure, the Nothing Phone (1) will run Android on the software side, but even that has been refined (in the form of Nothing OS) to conform to Carl Pei’s philosophy that “products should be simple at a glance” while offering their users “back more” the more time they spend with them.