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What is the Nothing Phone and What's With the Hype?

How to stand out in a sea of iPhones and Androids?
by The reportr team
3 hours ago
Photo/s: Commonroom Facebook

Nothing's much-hyped Phone 1 will be released online in the Philippines on July 18, and soon on local tech retailer Digital Walker.

Nothing is a company founded by Carl Pei of OnePlus, the brand that used to undercut Apple and Samsung with near flagship specifications and a mid-range price.

However, OnePlus has over the years grown into a flagship device maker itself and its close-to-stock Android experience will soon give way to the heavily-skinned version of its much larger cousin, Oppo.

Enter Pei's Nothing, which in 2021 released earbuds that are hald the price of Apple's Airpods Pro.

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At 399 pounds, or roughly P27,000 before taxes, the Nothing Phone 1 is half the price of the iPhone 13 or the Galaxy S22. Don't expect a top-tier processor though. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+.

The Nothing Phone 1 has dual cameras, a 4,500 mAh batter, and a 6.55-inch display enclosed in a water and dust-resistant glass body with a metal frame.

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What stands out aesthetically is the transparent back that gives a peek into the device internals. Light strips in the color matched interior (either all black or all white), illuminate when there are notifications, a feature that Nothing calls "glyph".

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