news · 04/06/2024 0

Nothing teases something


What do you have there, Nothing? Something else entirely? The company posted this teaser image on X that could be a phone, a tablet, the case of new TWS buds, anything, really. The subsequent post that is just a phone emoji and a metal screw emoji isn’t clearing things up either.

But if we look at the timing, the Nothing Phone (1) and the Phone (2) launched in mid-July last year, so it’s a bit early for the Nothing Phone (3). But it’s not unheard of for companies to pull a launch forward by a month.

As for a tablet, Nothing has not expressed an interest in tablets. Carl Pei’s previous company did launch a tablet last year, the OnePlus Pad, but that was several years after he left to found Nothing. Of course, Pei & co. might surprise us and expand Nothing’s portfolio into new territory.

What else? If it is a phone, exposed screws are a design element reserved for rugged phones. But we can’t be sure that it is exposed – Nothing’s penchant for transparent glass backs does leave screws visible on its designs.

Nothing Phone (1) and Phone (2)Nothing Phone (1) and Phone (2)

Whatever it is, we will hear more about it soon – Nothing is quite open when it comes to launching new products.

Digging around the less official portions of X, one tipster, Gadget Bits, suggests that this isn’t a new Nothing phone – but the first CMF phone instead. The phone will allegedly be powered by a Dimensity 7200 chip, 6GB RAM (LPDDR4X) and 128/256GB storage (UFS 2.2, expandable) and a 5,000mAh battery with 33W charging. The phone will also boast a 6.7” 120Hz OLED display on the front and a 50+50MP dual camera setup on the back.

Alleged images of the first CMF phone

Alleged images of the first CMF phone

With no glass in sight, this means no Glyph lights either (but CMF has a different design language anyway). Gadget Bits backs that claim with the images above, saying that the back will be polycarbonate/vegan leather.

The most interesting detail is this – the Nothing Lock add-on system, which is located on the bottom corner (presumably the one pictured in the image). No add-on system has been successful so far and it has been tried several times by several brands. If this claim is true, Nothing/CMF better bring something really unique.

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