Nothing’s Android smartphone, the Cellphone (1), debuts with out U.S. launch plans

The good cellphone for People to longingly stare at from throughout the pond is right here.

Nothing, the tech startup behind final 12 months’s fashionable Ear (1) earbuds, absolutely lifted the veil off its debut smartphone throughout a livestream on Tuesday. The Nothing Cellphone (1) follows an identical philosophy to the Ear (1): It bundles a low value with better-than-expected specs and critically cool-as-hell seems.

There’s only one downside: It’s not popping out within the U.S. proper now.

The Nothing Cellphone (1) begins at £400 (about $475 USD), placing it proper in mid-range value territory, however that doesn’t matter if you happen to can’t purchase it. Nonetheless, with a clear again case that includes a novel light-based notification system, and white and black fashions, it’s one of many extra fashionable telephones available on the market. It additionally packs respectable specs to match its attractiveness:

  • 6.55-inch OLED show with HDR10+ and a 120Hz adaptive refresh charge

  • 8 or 12GB RAM

  • 128GB or 256GB storage

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chipset

  • 2x 50MP rear-camera lenses (one fundamental and one extremely huge)

  • 16MP selfie digicam

  • 5G and WiFi 6 help

  • 4,500mAh battery with wi-fi charging

  • USB-C charging port

It is a looker.
Credit score: Nothing

Probably the most placing characteristic of the Nothing Cellphone (1) is, naturally, the clear again that exhibits a few of the technical innards of the cellphone. There are a sequence of lights on this again panel referred to as the “Glyph” interface which will be personalized to mild up otherwise for calls, notifications, and charging standing. The thought is that you could flip the cellphone over on its entrance, cut back display time, and nonetheless not miss essential info.

Other than that, it makes use of a proprietary model of Android referred to as Nothing OS. It has its personal widgets with dot matrix fonts and guarantees a scarcity of bloatware apps, which can be excellent news for Android fanatics who’re bored with deleting apps each time they get a brand new cellphone. All of it seems very futuristic and excessive tech, which is cool. Sadly, once more, it received’t be offered within the states and folks in eligible nations who need one should take part in an invite-only system to start out. 


Nothing’s Ear (1) earbuds are buggy however lovely

Nonetheless, it’s cool that somebody is making a cellphone that doesn’t appear like each different cellphone. Perhaps sometime these of us who reside stateside may even get our fingers on one.

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