After all the hype, the Nothing Phone (1) has finally made its debut in India alongside the rest of the world. Thanks to the brand’s official teases, we already knew what to expect from the phone. The phone was launched at a starting price of Rs.
Nothing Phone 1 comes with a clear glass back and metal side panels. The transparent back reveals the wireless charging and it comes with the remarkable features
Nothing Telephone (1): Price & availability
In India, Nothing Phone 1 will be available on Flipkart (opens in a new tab). The phone has three variants. And the full list of variants and prices is given below.
Nothing Phone (1): main features and specifications
Nothing Phone (1) comes with a 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It comes with HDR10+ support and it’s a 10-bit display. Nothing special (no pun intended), just like many other phones on this budget. What’s special are the symmetrical bezels around the display, which is something special here on the Android side. This is because the phone comes with a screen similar to iPhones, they use a flexible screen to reduce the chin.
The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 778+ SoC. As we mentioned earlier, this is not a flagship killer. The Snapdragon 778+ is basically a slightly clocked-up version of the Snapdragon 778G that we’ve seen in many phones like Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G, Xiaomi 12 Lite, Vivo T1 Pro, iQOO Z6 Pro, Samsung Galaxy M52 and more.
When it comes to cameras, nothing Phone (1) comes with a dual camera setup. There is a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary camera with OIS support and a 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN1 ultra-wide secondary camera. Interestingly, the ultra-wide camera also comes with OIS support. It is the first phone in the segment to feature dual OIS support.
The ultra-wide camera can also act as a macro sensor. It’s a smarter choice to start from scratch to include a good dual camera rather than adding an unnecessary third camera.
An interesting feature of the camera is the ability of the Glyph LEDs to light up enough to be used as a light for video recording.
Nothing had previously revealed the phone’s camera samples. Check them out here:
The phone (1) has 2 outstanding cameras. But it’s better to show you what it can do. So we gave the phone (1) to the team here. See the results for yourself here: https://t.co/wxgEVyxeYG pic.twitter.com/jBEF5uwEa5July 8, 2022
The particularity of the phone is its Glyph interface. The interface comes with 4 separate white LED strips. Lights flash for notifications and calls. It also shows the charging animation in the bottom LED. You can check out the Glyph interface MKBHD video below to learn more.
The phone will come with a 4500 mAh battery. The phone comes with 33W fast charging. 15W wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging. The phone does not come with a charger. The Nothing Power 45W Charger is available on Flipkart for Rs. 2,499.
Nothing Phone 1 comes with its own skin called Nothing OS. It’s based on Android 12 and just like the older OxygenOS, it comes with small tweaks on top of vanilla Android.
A well-balanced mid-ranger with a gimmick to stand out.
Yes, only the Glyph interface and clear back panel design make the phone stand out. But that’s enough to make a new phone stand out from the rest of the rectangular bricks that look too similar to each other.
Nothing has achieved something that most other Android smartphones fail to do. To stand out from the rest of Android smartphones. They did something similar in the TWS space. They will continue to do so in the smartphone market. Let’s wait and see how they fare among the rest of the basic smartphone features over time, like software updates and support.