Nothing finally seemed good to announce its last smartphone Phone (1) after having presented it to the world on several occasions. After last year’s Nothing Ear (1) headphones, the Nothing Phone (1) is the company’s second product. If you’re unfamiliar, scroll down to find out all the details about the new smartphone and how it stacks up against the industry giants.
Nothing says a phone (1) with Glyph interface, translucent design, Snapdragon 778G Plus and a starting price of £399 / $475
The Nothing Phone (1) is a unique device and surpasses most smartphones in looks. It comes in two color options and the highlight of the device is the translucent back with hundreds of LEDs. Nothing calls it “the glyph interface” and it can be customized to your preference. The purpose of the LEDs on the back of the device is to “make technology fun”.
In terms of design, the Nothing Phone (1) has a 6.55-inch 1080p OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support and a peak brightness of 1,200 ratings. It also comes with an under-screen fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication and a cutout to house the 16 MP front camera.
The design of the Nothing Phone (1) resembles that of the standard iPhone 13 with flat edges. The black or white translucent back offers a unique element and paired with the Glyph interface, the overall experience is very different from what is currently available on the market. LED lights on the back are integrated with device features that you can customize. For example, the lights in the center circle indicate wireless charging, and the exclamation point at the bottom acts as a charging indicator when the device is plugged in. You can also customize other lights for notifications.
The Nothing Phone (1) also includes a 50 MP Sony IMX766 main sensor with OIS and EIS and a 50 MP Samsung JN1 ultrawide sensor with EIS and Macro mode. The main sensor is capable of taking low-light and portrait mode photos, as well as software document scanning modes.
As for the internals, the phone (1) is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 776G Plus processor which can be paired with 8GB/128GB or 12GB/256GB of RAM and storage. In addition, the device features IP53 dust and water resistance. The 4,500mAh battery can be charged at 33W wired and 15W wireless charging speeds. The device runs Android 12-based Nothing OS with no bloatware and some unique features to control third-party accessories and devices.
The Nothing Phone (1) goes on sale July 21 in more than 40 markets. The smartphone is not expected to be available in the North American market so far, but we will update you as more information becomes available. You can check more details on the Company Website as well as pre-order requests. The device will be available at a starting price of £399 or $475.
That’s all there is to it, folks. How did you like the new Glyph interface? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.