Nothing Phone 1 - This Just Got WEIRD!

Nothing Phone 1 - This Just Got WEIRD!
4 min read
24 June 2022

There's a bit of hype surrounding the new  phone from Nothing called Nothing phone 1,   similar to how there used to be hype for OnePlus  phones back in the day. Now we don't see many   people get excited when there's a new OnePlus  phone launch, and it's mainly due to the fact   that OnePlus disregarded its core audience to  appeal to more mainstream consumers, and that   clearly is not working out well for them. Carl Pei was the mastermind behind OnePlus's   success, and now he managed to make people even  more excited than any other past OnePlus phones   with his new company's first-ever phone, the  Nothing Phone 1.

Nothing Phone 1 - This Just Got WEIRD!Even though the launch date   of this phone is July 12th, the phone has been  entirely revealed by the company. A couple of days   ago we saw the back of the phone and honestly, it  was quite impressive what they came up with.

Now,   I saw a lot of you were saying that what's  the use of all this fancy stuff when 90%   of users are going to put on a case anyway,  which would mean that one of this phone's   signature attributes– would get completely  hidden. Well, that is not going to happen,   as Carl Pei confirmed that the phone will  launch with a case that either mimics the   appearance of the phone or has some transparency  to allow the design below to shine through.  

With that said, we also saw the front of  the phone in MKBHD's video and honestly,   it's not what everyone expected. When the company  said that the phone doesn't have any chin,   we literally thought it would have no chin, but clearly, that's not the case. It has a   uniform bezel all around which say compared  to the Galaxy S22+ looks a bit thicker but   considering the fact that this phone is going to  be affordable, I'm not really complaining.   But what I find a little weird is the choice  of the chipset. We finally know what Snapdragon   chipset Nothing phone 1 is going to have and  earlier we thought it was going to be the   newly announced Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, a 4 nm upper  midrange chipset. Turns out that is not the case. 

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  A geek bench listing confirms that the phone  will instead have the Snapdragon 778G+   which is an older 6 nm chipset. But like I've  said, if the rumors are true that this phone   is going to be priced very aggressively,  I don't think it should bother anyone.   But what will bother many is the invite system.  Yeah, the Nothing phone (1) will "initially"   be sold through invites only similar to  how OnePlus started with the OnePlus one   which means if you don't have one, you can't buy  one. Invites will allow the company to not wait   until it accumulated a lot of phones in stock  in order to start shipping them and it is a   necessary evil for a startup smartphone company. 

Carl Pei said once the company's loyal fans and   community supporters get the phone through  invites, they will ramps-up the production,   and the Phone 1 will start selling more widely. Now, what's also weird is that the company has   decided not to sell this phone in the  United States for now and it's due to   the fact that the company has yet to figure out  how they need to support the country’s cellular   technologies to carrier partnerships and local  regulations. So even if you buy it in the US,   it's not going to get any cellular coverage. But  the company did mention that they have plans to   launch the phone in the US in the future.

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