Nothing, the startup behind one of the greatest wi-fi earbuds, revealed the rear design of its upcoming Telephone (1) smartphone. The corporate, led by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, is scheduled to disclose the Android machine in full at a July 12 occasion.
Till then, we’ve got a sneak peek to snack on, and as you possibly can see from the above picture, Nothing is making transparency a signature design aspect throughout its rising product portfolio. Showing via the clear again panel are illuminating mild strips positioned in an association that was mysteriously teased earlier this 12 months. We don’t but know the aim of those strips, however our greatest guess is that they serve as notification indicators.
Additionally revealed underneath the clear again panel are uncovered screws, tiny dotted “Nothing” branding, a big wi-fi charging plate, and a quite unusual brand that jogs my memory of Trolli Cherry Bomber sweet. The place the Nothing Ear (1) have a contrasting black and white design, the again of the Nothing Telephone (1) is stark white.
Other than the design, this teaser picture reveals a dual-camera setup in a capsule form much like the one on the iPhone X. We don’t know a lot about these cameras, however it’s secure to imagine there might be both a zoom or ultra-wide lens augmenting a important customary digicam. The machine will run Android (with a easy Nothing OS pores and skin), be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (a midrange chip, most probably), and help wi-fi charging.
Earlier this 12 months, Nothing launched a handful of screenshots of the Nothing OS, exhibiting its distinctive design language consisting of customized fonts and graphical parts. The backgrounds include the dotted, futuristic font discovered all through its merchandise together with monochromatic hues.
Nothing has promised a smartphone “designed to ship a quick, easy, and private expertise” and one that may “effortlessly join and combine Nothing merchandise and merchandise from different world-leading manufacturers.” The latter purpose is especially essential to Nothing, a model trying to compete in opposition to Apple with its personal “backyard” of merchandise that might be offered underneath the Nothing model or used to assist different firms launch their very own gadgets.
It’s a steep hill to climb, and one slip down may put Nothing on the identical course as Important, one other Android startup that had the same purpose of distilling down merchandise into their minimal varieties. Nothing even acquired the rights to the Important Telephone model, although Pei advised The Verge that the acquisition was about buying the title, not copying the product.
We’ll discover out if Nothing will turn out to be one thing when the corporate formally reveals the cellphone (1) on July 12.