OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei’s new venture, Nothing, will be releasing its first smartphone in the market in less than a month’s time from now. The launch event is set for July 12, 2022.
Nothing has been dropping images of certain parts of the device like a piece of a puzzle and will continue for a while till it’s fully uncovered. To stay relevant, the brand has now released a short documentary video, wherein we can see Pei, Founder and CEO of Nothing, holding the Nothing Phone (1). The top portion of the device is fully revealed and the video also gives away a few interesting bits about the hotly anticipated smartphone.
Going by the images shared by the brand, the Nothing Phone (1) seems to be inspired by Apple’s iPhones. It comes with an aluminium flat side design like the iPhone 12. The handset comes with vertically stacked dual cameras at the rear, which again seems to be inspired by the iPhone 12’s camera module. The device majorly carries a white paint job with a unique translucent back panel. At the 8:03 minute mark in the video, you can see the wireless charging mechanism lighting up. It remains to be seen whether this will make it into production.
What We Know About The Nothing Phone (1) So Far
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The Nothing Phone (1) is rumoured to sport a 6.55-inch OLED display. It may be powered by the recently launched Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset built on Samsung’s 4nm fabrication process. This chipset is meant for upper mid-range smartphones and is expected to offer improved performance over the Snapdragon 778G processor. The Nothing Phone (1) has a metal build and wireless charging feature, which indicates that it will be priced at a premium. However, the decision to plonk in a mid-range processor might allow them to price it competitively.
Nothing’s VP and GM, Manu Sharma, in an interview with The Economic Times, confirmed that the Nothing Phone (1) will be manufactured in Tamil Nadu, India. The handset will be sold via Flipkart in India and the brand will build a network of 270 service centres in 250 cities across the country. India, with its huge population, is a key market for smartphone manufacturers. It is also a value-driven market, and Nothing is trying everything to bring a value for money offering and gain the trust of its customers in the country.