The first smartphone from the UK-based electronics startup, the Nothing Phone 1, might be released shortly. The debut date has yet to be verified by the business, which is supported by OnePlus Co-Founder Carl Pei, but a new rumour claims the Nothing Phone 1 will be released on July 21. The smartphone’s price has also been revealed.The smartphone is rumoured to offer wireless charging and to have a transparent back.
According to All Round PC, a German newspaper, Nothing Phone 1 will be released on July 21. The smartphone might cost approximately EUR 500, according to the report (roughly Rs. 41,400). However, the device’s colour choices, RAM, and storage settings remain unknown at this time.
Separately, Pei’s latest tweet hints that the Nothing Phone 1 will include wireless charging functionality. The phone is believed to have a transparent cover that reveals the interior components, similar to the Nothing Ear 1 truly wireless earphones.
However, according to Wallpaper, Nothing’s head of design, Tom Howard, and founder Pei confirmed the phone’s design and a handful of its characteristics in an interview. “A smartphone contains about 400 components that are constructed in layers. Howard was reported in the paper as saying, “We wanted to promote the ‘good ones,’ the things we thought were extremely intriguing to emphasise.” Howard compared the phone’s production process to a “jigsaw puzzle,” showcasing the phone’s cameras, charging coil, and other components. The smartphone is rumoured to come with personalised wallpapers, widgets, noises, and a launcher called Nothing OS.
Release Date and Availability
The Nothing Phone 1 will be available in “summer 2022.” The phone’s existence and identity were verified during the Nothing event, thanks to a Wired interview with founder Carl Pei(opens in new tab). That being said, the revelation will take place on July 12 at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT/4 p.m. BST.
Right now, there is no price information. However, considering Carl Pei’s role in establishing OnePlus as a low-cost, high-quality brand, we can probably expect a pricing that undercuts significant competitors like the Samsung Galaxy S22, the incoming OnePlus 10 Pro, and even the already low-cost Google Pixel 6.
Carl Pei stated during the Nothing event that he has an excellent track record of selling straight to consumers, so we should expect it to continue, lowering prices. According to a recent leak from Allround PC, the Phone (1) will be released on July 21 for around €500. We’re not convinced on this one, but it’s the only option we have for now.
Nothing Phone (1) specifications are unknown at this time, however the device is being developed in collaboration with Qualcomm. This indicates that a Snapdragon processor will be used, maybe the flagship-grade Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
The Nothing Phone (1) also claims “smooth and quick performance” by providing customers with the processing power and RAM they require for the specific programme they’re operating. Additionally, the applications you use the most will launch faster, indicating that the Phone (1) has learned from your habits.
To make this work, the phone would need an OLED display, based on the presence of what seems to be an always-on display in the pictures above. Hopefully, this means a high refresh rate, similar to the 120Hz norm found on more costly Android phones. The Phone (1) will have a 6.55-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, according to TechDroider.
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G|
|No of cores||8 (octa core)|
|Bezel-less Display||Yes, with Puch-hole|
|Colour Reproduction||16M Colours|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|TouchScreen||Yes, Capacitive, Multi-Touch|
|Rear camera setup||Triple|
|Rear Camera||50MP(Primary), 8MP(Secondary), 2MP(Tertiary)|
|Front camera||32 MP Resolution|
|Flash||LED Rear flash|
|Camera Features||Auto FlashAuto FocusFace detectionTouch to focus|
|Battery Type and capacity||Li-Polymer, 4500 mAh|
|Fast Charging||Yes, 33W|
|Internal memory type||128 GB|
|Operating System||Android v12|
|SIM Configuration||Dual SIM|
|GPS||Yes with A-GPS|
|Fingerprint sensor||Yes, Side|
|Other Sensor||Light SensorProximity SensorAccelerometerCompassGyroscope|
The exterior of the Nothing Phone (1) is unknown, while the images provided at the Wired by Nothing event may hint to the phone’s back, which has a stadium-shaped camera block in the upper left corner. The design is “unlike anything you’ve seen before,” according to founder Carl Pei.
Evan Blass, a leaker, released a photograph of Carl Pei holding an unknown phone-sized item, which may be the phone. However, it’s difficult to discern much detail. The seethrough design of the Nothing Ear (1), as well as a tweet from the firm, both hint that the Phone (1) will transport us back to the feature phone era, when transparent electronics were still fashionable. In this idea, you can see how this would appear.
We now have a better idea of how the phone’s UI will look. An always-on display, rounded app icons, bespoke Nothing widgets, and the company’s famous black and white design style are all shown in the pictures thus far. Nothing OS is described as combining the finest of Android with its “iconic design language.” There are reportedly 40% less pre-installed apps, and the experience is comparable to vanilla Android.
Nothing claims that using the Nothing Phone (1) will be effortless due to the unification of visuals across displays. The dot matrix clock on the always-on display, for example, is in the same place when you unlock the smartphone. Nothing also uses custom fonts, colours, and graphical components to emphasise its own visual language. The weather widget, for example, employs the same dot matrix typeface as the company’s logo, which results in smooth animations. The voice recorder app, for example, has a nostalgic and humorous atmosphere. You can rewind and fast forward by using an analogue tape wheel.
|Warranty||1 Year Manufacturer Warranty|
|Extended Warranty||2 years Extended Warranty from the GoWarranty for the Nothing Phone 1|