Week 28 in review: Nothing phone (1) is official, HMD announces cheap Nokia phones

The biggest story this week was the announcement of the Nothing phone (1). But it was more of a confirmation because we pretty much had a complete picture of the phone.

The handset comes with a recycled aluminum frame, a 6.55-inch 1080×2400 120Hz OLED touchscreen with 1200 nits peak brightness, 240Hz touch sampling rate, Gorilla Glass 5 on top and symmetrical bezels on all four sides. The Snapdragon 778G+ chipset is at the helm, and a dual camera system at the rear, comprising a 50MP f/1.88 Sony IMX766 1/1.56″ main unit with OIS and a 50MP f/2.2 Samsung JN1 1/2.76″ ultra-wide camera with a 114 – degree field of view. On the other side, embedded in the hole punch in the screen, is a 16MP SonyIMX471 selfie shooter.

The Nothing phone (1) costs €469 / £399 / INR 32,999 with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, €499 / £449 / INR 35,999 with 8/256 GB and €549 / £499 / INR 38,999 with 12/ 256GB. This last version comes later than the other two. In addition to the UK, the Nothing phone (1) is offered in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Macau, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the UAE.

HMD took us back in time with the unveiling of the Nokia 8210 4G, a throwback to the Nokia 8210 from 1999, as well as the Nokia 2660 Flip and Nokia 5710 XpressAudio – a candy bar handset with built-in wireless earbuds.

Nokia 5710 XpressAudio is the most exciting offering of the bunch thanks to its built-in wireless earbuds. The back of the phone features a sliding mechanism that houses the buttons and charges them when not in use. You can use the earbuds to listen to music stored on the device (up to 32 GB storage space via the microSD slot) or FM radio and you can also connect them to any other device such as a smartphone or tablet. The phone also has a headphone jack if you prefer that route.

Nokia 8210 4G takes its design from the classic model launched in 1999, but updates the hardware on all fronts. There’s a 2.8 QVGA color display, LTE connectivity and support for up to 32GB of storage via microSD card. The phone is made of polycarbonate and comes in sand, blue and red colors. There is a 1450 mAh removable battery with a maximum talk time of 6 hours on 4G and up to 19 days on standby. Other extras include an FM radio receiver that works with both wired and wireless earbuds, a built-in MP3 player and the favorite game Snake.

Nokia 2660 Flip is the third new entry and offers similar specs to the other two new Nokia feature phones but in a clamshell form. It has a 2.8 QVGA main display, a secondary 1.77-inch panel, a VGA camera and a 1450 mAh battery with a capacity of up to 20 days on standby.

All three phones are coming to the UK later this month. The Nokia 8210 4G and Nokia 2660 Flip sell for £64.99 (€59), while the Nokia 5710 XpressAudio costs £74.99 (€69).

HMD also unveiled the Nokia T10 – an 8-inch (1280x800px) tablet with optional LTE, a 5,250mAh battery and a price tag of €159 ($159).

An iPhone 14 Pro Max dummy has surfaced, showing what the new pill-shaped notch will look like. Well, like a pill-shaped notch. It allows Apple to fit Face ID into a design familiar to Android users since Nokia ran Windows Phone.

Below you will find the full list of current topics of the week.

Nothing phone (1) is finally fully official

No more teasers, we now have all the details.

HMD Announces Nokia 2660 Flip, 5710 XpressAudio and 8210 4G Feature Phones

New minimalist versions of classic Nokia phones from the past.

Xiaomi 12S Ultra vs.  Mi 11 Ultra Shooting

A full review of the 12S Ultra is on the way, but we thought you’d appreciate a quick look at the capabilities of the new Leica camera.

iPhone 14 Pro Max dummy shows the design with double perforations on the front

A pill-shaped opening will house the Face ID system, a round hole will house the improved FaceTime camera.

The best Amazon Prime Day deals on smartphones in the US

Amazon’s big sale event ends today, here are some of the best smartphone deals we’ve picked.

Asus Zenfone 9 coming on July 28th

The leaked promo video revealed that it will come with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC and a 5.9-inch 120Hz AMOLED display.

First 200MP camera preview of Moto Edge 30 Ultra appears

Company chief posts a photo showing the phone that will be sold as X30 Pro in China.

Motorola Razr 2022 design showcased

It will have a larger outer screen and a new hinge mechanism.

Poco F4 5G teardown ends with an average recoverability score

The camera modules can be easily swapped out, but the charging port is hard to reach.

Huawei Band 7 review

Overall, you can’t go wrong with the Huawei Band 7 and we would definitely recommend it to a friend!

Watch the launch of the Nothing phone (1) live here

The event starts at 4pm BST and there will be a live stream on YouTube.

Nokia T10 is an 8-inch tablet with optional LTE

The slate comes as a more compact and cheaper alternative to the Nokia T20.

ZTE Axon 40 Pro now available worldwide

Starts at $499 / €499 / £439 for the 8/128 GB model.

Red Magic 7S and 7S Pro unveiled with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipsets

Which will replace the original 8 Gen 1 chips in the 7 series from February. The active cooling fan is still on board, the Ice Magic Cool system has been reworked.

Kuo: Galaxy S23 series only uses Snapdragon chipsets

Samsung may stop placing Exynos chips in its flagship Galaxy S series.

Exclusive: look first at the Amazfit GTR 4 and GTS 4

Check out the successors to last year’s GTR 3 and GTS 3.

Honor X40i launched with Dimensity 700 and 50MP camera and 40W charging

Open sales in China begin on July 22.

Samsung Galaxy M13 4G and M13 5G announced

Both will go on sale in India on July 23.

Our Poco F4 video review is out

The successor to one of the most popular midrangers of 2021.

Gurman: Apple Watch Pro rugged smartwatch starts at $900

It will have a larger screen and a titanium case.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 gets FCC certification

The certification reveals network test details.

Realme GT2 Explorer Master Arrives With Travel Trunk Design, SD 8+ Gen 1

The phone offers some useful features such as a dedicated GPU chip and LPDDR5x RAM.

Apple is now banned from importing and selling iPhone 12 and 13 in Colombia

As well as some newer iPads with 5G since Ericsson got a preliminary injunction against Apple for failing to pay licensing fees for standard-essential patents.

You can now reply to WhatsApp messages with any emoji

Previously, you were limited to a set of six.

New phones and tablets from week 27

Let’s summarize all the new devices launched this week.