In a nutshell: The Nothing Phone (1) incorporates a distinctive design that the corporate hopes will assist it stand out from different mid-range telephones. The “Glyph interface” on its bottom lights up whenever you obtain a notification, reveals the battery degree whereas the cellphone is charging, and might act as a fill gentle for close-up photographs.
Nothing, the corporate began by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, has simply introduced its first smartphone, the Phone (1). Its standout characteristic is the design, because it has a clear glass again, just like the agency’s Ear (1) earbuds launched final 12 months.
Under the glass is a few unique-looking gentle strips that aren’t only for aesthetics but in addition serve a objective. They can act as a complicated notification gentle (you possibly can assign every app or contact a distinct mixture), a battery indicator whereas the handset is charging, and as a fill gentle for photographs.
The Phone (1) is decidedly a mid-ranger. It comes with a 6.55-inch 1080 x 2400 OLED panel with a 120 Hz refresh price and 240 Hz contact sampling price. It additionally incorporates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ SoC paired with as much as 12 GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Powering all of it is a 4500 mAh battery with 15W wi-fi charging and 33W wired charging help, though you will have to purchase the charging brick individually.
On the again is a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main digicam with OIS and a 50-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL JN1 ultrawide, whereas the entrance snapper is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471. Other options embody an in-screen optical fingerprint reader, Wi-Fi 6E help, and IP53 mud and water-resistance score. The handset ships with Android 12. Nothing guarantees three years of main OS updates and 4 years of safety patches.
The Nothing Phone (1) will go on sale on July 21, beginning at €469. It will launch in over 40 markets, together with China, Japan, India, and most European international locations, though the corporate beforehand confirmed it would not arrive within the US.