By TechThop Team
Posted on: 02 Aug, 2022
Nothing finally launched its much-hyped first smartphone after nearly endless rumors and debates. A rather gimmicky Glyph notification system and the balance between price and features have been cited as the Phone (1)'s greatest selling points.
Some people are waiting with anticipation for the Phone (2) model, which won't arrive until next year, despite plenty of criticism.
There is, however, word that Nothing is planning some kind of intermission to break that lull, but for a company that is still so young, the idea and possible implementation of a so-called Lite Phone (1) makes no sense.
In terms of hardware and price, the Nothing Phone (1) falls into the midrange category. With smartphones' increasingly fluid features and specs, it has become more difficult to categorize them into distinct boxes.
It's especially true of the Phone (1), which is a rebel that will demonstrate to the rest of the industry how things can be done with minimal expense and waste.
Despite being considered a well-balanced handset for its price, the Nothing Phone (1) has a few highlights that make it stand out. The phone's distinctive design, which features a transparent back and Glyph UI, immediately draws attention.
With its custom Snapdragon 778G+ chipset, it also offers well-rounded performance and wireless charging. Nothing is allegedly eliminating any of these without drastically changing what the Phone (1) is. An alleged October launch for the Phone (1) Lite version has been reported by The Mobile Indian (via Android Police).
It might not be that surprising, even if Nobody is too young for a mid-release device, but what this more affordable phone will supposedly have raises questions. It is, therefore, possible that Nothing Phone (1) Lite will be nothing but a name.
According to the leak, most of the Phone (1)'s specs will be carried over to the Phone (1) Lite. There are some good parts to it, including a 120Hz display, dual 50MP cameras, and a Snapdragon 778G+ processor. A lower price point means some things have to be sacrificed, and the report says the Glyph UI and wireless charging capability won't make the cut.
While these compromises make sense when it comes to paring things down to the essentials, they also don't make sense from a branding perspective. Qualcomm took great pains to come up with a Snapdragon 700 chipset that not only performed well but also supported wireless charging.
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