The biggest news in the tech world this week was about nothing at all, as we got our first look at the Nothing Phone (1), while we’ve taken the excuse to give our thoughts on another pair of slightly odd phones.
The Nothing Phone (1) is the first phone from Carl Pei’s new start-up, and we finally know what it looks like. Transparent plastic, a visible charging coil, and LED light strips complete the undeniably unusual aesthetic, which is already divisive – and thus apparently doing exactly what it’s supposed to do.
The ZTE Axon 40 Ultra is another oddity, with the latest generation of ZTE’s under-display selfie camera tech. The camera is now genuinely almost invisible, but is photo quality good enough yet?
Finally, the Astro Slide 5G is the latest device from Planet Computers. With a sliding mechanical keyboard and Linux support it’s half inheritor to the BlackBerry throne and half a programmer’s dream toy – but could anyone actually use it as their daily driver?
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