Recently, former OnePlus chief Carl Pei and current head of a boutique tech startup called Nothing, unveiled their first phone, aptly named the Nothing Phone (1). Unlike Seinfeld, the handset doesn’t put on a show about nothing, but is a rather cunningly designed transparent piece of technology that offers midrange specs for a reason, and that reason is an affordable price.
Amazon realized its mistake and retracted the post, but it has been kept forever in the Wayback Machine as a monument to hype creation. The Nothing (1) is pegged at €469.99, or about $490 in a bundle with the Nothing Ear 1 earbuds.
That’s for the 8GB/128GB model, while the top-shelf 12GB/256GB version costs $549.99 for the same bundle, or about $575, given the near parity of the EUR and USD these days.
Whether that is too much or just enough for the ultimate? Mid-range Snapdragon 778G+ processor, 6.6″ 120 Hz 1080p display and a dual-camera kit consisting of 50MP main and 16MP ultrawide cameras we leave to the market to decide, but the design is certainly a unique proposition that stands out in the sea of orthodox telephones.
Unfortunately, Amazon’s listing of the Nothing 1 phone foresees a release to the general public in the fall, but the post could just be a placeholder at this point as the handset’s official launch date is July 12.
So far there is no word like Nothing is planning an official US release for its Phone 1, as Carl Pei has already said the first batches will all go to places like the UK, EU or India, and given the waiting list that currently runs into the hundreds of thousands, Amazon’s availability list will be released in October. to the general public may prove prophetic.