Although the launch of the Nothing Phone 1 is still about a month away, the company has already started showing what the device will look like to help generate some hype. From afar, the device appears to be a mix of the back of the iPhone X (with its pill-shaped island with two cameras) and the flat edges of the iPhone 12. However, the back here is transparent, revealing a large wireless charging coil, several screws ( something you don’t really see on phones these days) and a mysterious pattern previously teased by founder Carl Pei.
Nothing gave further details in these teaser posts, but we think the company has a few more tricks up its sleeve – most notably how Pei will enable “an open and diverse product ecosystem” with this device. So far we know that the Phone 1 will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset – Engadget understands it will be a mid-tier processor – and the pure Android-esque Nothing OS with some design flair. Nothing’s design team is led by Dyson’s former chief designer, Adam Bates, who joined the company in early 2022.
The Nothing Phone 1 launches in London on July 12 at 4pm BST/11AM EST. A live stream will be available, but you will need to register in advance.
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