The former co-founder of the OnePlus project Carl Pei introduced the first model of a smartphone under the brand ” Nothing ” (Nothing). The device is designed using obsolete, but in-demand technologies, it fundamentally does not use anything new and expensive. And it also runs its own OS “Nothing OS”, which is positioned as “pure Android” without a single extra byte.
Nothing Phone (1) is not built to compete with the cutting edge, so it’s based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G+ octa-core processor, Adreno graphics engine, and Hexagon AI chip. The device supports 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. There are slots for two SIM cards, 5G modules, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and a USB-C port. The phone has a flexible 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protective glass.
Exactly the same protection is on the back side, which is equipped with an LED-based “Glyph” interface. By default, it highlights the location of the key elements of the device – the camera, the wireless charging area, the charge indicator. However, you can set up an arbitrary number of personal lights for different purposes. For example, in order to immediately understand who is calling you, what message has arrived, etc. by the characteristic pattern on the back panel.
The phone has only two cameras, both 50 megapixels, one based on the Sony IMX766 module, the second Samsung JN1. The device has protection class IP53 and can be guaranteed to work “more than a day” on a single charge. Priced at around $475, Nothing goes on sale July 21st.