July marks the official launch of the Nothing Phone (1) smartphone, the first mobile phone from the Nothing company founded by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei. Unfortunately, at first not everyone who wants to buy this device will be able to do so – it will only be available to the elite.
As it became known, the novelty will initially be sold only through a special invitation system. According to observers, such a marketing move will allow Nothing to accelerate sales of the smartphone, since it will not have to wait for large stocks to form. It also ensures that the first people to receive the device are members of the community and users who “deserve it the most”.
Note that the very first OnePlus device – the OnePlus One smartphone – was also originally sold by invitation. This approach was practiced for almost a full year after the announcement, and only then was the invite system abolished. But it clearly hasn’t prevented OnePlus devices from gaining widespread popularity.
At the same time, Nothing Phone (1) was listed in the popular Geekbench benchmark. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ processor is used in the test, which combines eight cores with a clock speed of up to 2.5 GHz, an Adreno 642L graphics accelerator and a Snapdragon X53 5G modem. The amount of RAM is given as 8 GB. The operating system is Android 12.
The smartphone will get unique features based on the backlight with more than 900 LEDs. According to rumors, the equipment will include a 6.55-inch display with a resolution of 1080 × 2400 pixels (Full HD + format) and a refresh rate of 90 or 120 Hz. There is a dual camera on the back. The device supports wireless and reverse charging.