Carl Pei, the co-founder of the Chinese Smartphone startup OnePlus, has returned with a new device, but this time it’s with a different business that is, figuratively speaking, named Nothing. After months of clues and teasers about the design of the handset, Pei’s oddly titled startup finally unveiled its first Smartphone on Tuesday. The business has just released its second product, which is called Phone 1.
Pei founded Nothing in 2020, with its headquarters in London. The company released its first product, a pair of wireless earphones dubbed Ear 1, last summer and has already sold 560,000 copies. Phone 1 appears to be identical to Apple’s most recent iPhones. Along with conventional technology you’d expect in a mid-range Smartphone, such Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G+ CPU, the phone runs Android and has a dual camera with two 50-megapixel sensors and 5G mobile connection.
The Chinese-Swedish tech entrepreneur claimed that Apple, which revolutionised the globe with the release of the first iPhone in 2007, had “slowed down a lot” on innovation and that contemporary hardware seems “cold. “The Phone 1’s operating system is the most recent iteration of Android. Thanks to a collaboration with Elon Musk’s electric car company, it features a function that allows Tesla owners to unlock their car’s doors among other interactions.