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

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

This week’s biggest story was the announcement of the Nothing phone (1). But it was more of a confirmation as we pretty much had a full picture of the phone.

The handset features a recycled aluminum frame, a 6.55-inch OLED touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 and 120 Hz with a peak brightness of 1,200 nits, a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz, Gorilla Glass 5 on the top and symmetrical borders on all four sides. The Snapdragon 778G+ chipset is at the helm and a dual rear camera system consisting of 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″ ultrawide camera with a 114-degree field of view. On the other side, embedded in the hole punch in the display, sits a 16 MP Sony IMX471 selfie shooter.

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

HMD has taken us back in time with the unveiling of the Nokia 8210 4G, a throwback to the 1999 Nokia 8210, as well as the Nokia 2660 Flip and the Nokia 5710 XpressAudio – a candybar phone with built-in wireless earbuds.

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

The design of the Nokia 8210 4G borrows from the classic model from 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 a microSD card. The phone is made of polycarbonate and comes in Sand, Blue, and Red colors. There’s a removable 1,450mAh battery rated at up to 6 hours of talk time on 4G and up to 19 days on standby. Other extras include an FM radio tuner that works with both wired and wireless earbuds, a built-in MP3 player and the fan-favorite Snake game.

The Nokia 2660 Flip is the third new addition, bringing similar specs to the other two new Nokia feature phones but in clamshell form. It features a 2.8 QVGA main screen, a 1.77-inch secondary panel, a VGA camera and a 1,450 mAh battery rated for up to 20 days on standby.

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

HMD also introduced the Nokia T10 – an 8-inch (1280 x 800 pixels) tablet with optional LTE, 5,250 mAh battery and a price tag of 159 euros.

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 integrate Face ID into a design that’s been familiar to Android users since the days when Nokia was still running Windows Phone.

The full list of this week’s hot topics is below.

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 shootout

A full review of the 12S Ultra is in the pipeline, but we thought you’d enjoy a quick look at the capabilities of the Leica brand’s new camera.


The iPhone 14 Pro Max dummy shows the dual punch hole design on the front

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


The best Amazon Prime Day deals for smartphones in the US

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


Asus Zenfone 9 is coming on July 28th

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


The Moto Edge 30 Ultra's first 200MP camera pattern emerges

The company leader posts a photo with the phone to be sold in China as the X30 Pro.


The design of the Motorola Razr 2022 is presented

It will feature a larger screen on the outside and a new hinge mechanism.


Poco F4 5G teardown finishes with an average repairability rating

The camera modules are easy to swap out, but the charging port is awkward to reach.


Huawei Band 7 in 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 will start at 4pm BST and will be streamed live on YouTube.


The 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 8/128GB model.


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

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


Kuo: Galaxy S23 series is said to only use Snapdragon chipsets

Samsung could stop putting Exynos chips in its flagship Galaxy S series.


Exclusive: First look 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 Dimension 700 and 50MP camera and 40W charging

Open sale in China begins July 22.


Samsung Galaxy M13 4G and M13 5G announced

Both go on open sale in India on July 23.


Our Poco F4 video review is here

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


Gurman: The Apple Watch Pro rugged smartwatch will start at $900

It will feature a larger screen and titanium body.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 receives FCC certification

The certification reveals network test details.


Realme GT2 Explorer Master comes with Travel Trunk Design, SD 8+ Gen 1

The phone offers some nice features like 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, as Ericsson was granted an injunction against Apple for non-payment of royalties on standard-essential patents.


You can now react to WhatsApp messages with any emoji

Previously, you were limited to a set of six.


New phones and tablets of the week 27

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


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