Two upcoming Android devices are ready to shake the smartphone market globally: the long-awaited Nothing Phone and the newly announced Solana Saga.
Both will soon be available in the US and both are considered hot tickets at the moment.
Demand is already crazy.
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Nothing Phone spec and pricing
The new Nothing Phone 1 will initially be available in the US in Beta.
It runs on Nothing OS 1.5, an Android-based software, and it supports Android 13 features and apps.
It also has a self-repair software that automatically fixes bugs, improving loading times when compared to other Android devices.
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The Nothing Phone is manufactured by Qualcomm, the same corporation that makes chips for Asus, HP, Lenovo and even Apple.
It’s designed to be a Web 3.0-friendly device, and that means we can expect crypto wallet integration and gaming-friendly features.
Numerous reports suggested a retail price of around $500.
However, as it turns out, Nothing decided to slash pricing for the US market, and the phone will only cost $299.
This means it’s a lot cheaper than both the iPhone 14 ($799) and the Samsung Galaxy S22 ($614).
Solana Saga spec and pricing
The other smartphone tech geeks and ‘crypto bros’ are obsessing over is the upcoming Solana Saga.
Created by Solana Labs, the Saga is a ‘Web3-first’ phone. It integrates Solana wallets, a store for decentralized apps and NFT marketplaces.
It runs on Android 13 and is equipped with three cameras.
In addition to the 50MP + 12MP main cameras, you also have a 16MP selfie camera.
The Saga is made from stainless steel and titanium but it won’t come cheap: it costs $1,000.
You can preorder one with a fully refundable $100 deposit (payable in USDC crypto), with deliveries scheduled for Q2 2023.