Nothing is ready to unveil its first smartphone, in July 2022. It is transparent and has an LED system at the back. We will tell you all we know about him.
With its extraordinary arrival on the wireless headset market, the transparent Ear (1) has made Nothing a formidable competitor to smartphones. Now, the Phone 1 is attacking smartphones with a transparent device: the Phone 1
When will Nothing Phone 1 be released?
Nothing has been announced that the first smartphone Phone 1 by Apple will be unveiled at a conference in July 2022 at 5 pm French time. The manufacturer will have the opportunity to share the most recent information. The Nothing Phone 1 was marketed via an invitation program because the manufacturer failed to produce enough smartphones in order to satisfy too many customers.
Once enough copies have been produced, it will be available for everyone to order. For now, there is no in-store release. Nothing could negotiate a partnership to sell a few copies in India, but we have not received any information regarding Europe. Also, it is known that Nothing launched an NFT campaign Tuesday, July 5, 2022. These tokens, which are not fungible, are reserved for new smartphone buyers and investors. The purpose of the operation is not yet clear. Users will also be unable to use these NFTs for unknown purposes.
How much is the Nothing Phone 1 worth?
We don’t know yet how much the phone 1 will cost. According to most reports, it’s a mid-range smartphone that could be available in France for between 400 and 500 Euros. Amazon Germany finally announced that the smartphone would be available in three configurations. It starts at 469.99 Euros for the 8GB RAM version and 128GB storage+. In addition, it costs 499 Euros for the 8GB RAM version and 256GB storage. 549 Euros for the 12GB RAM version and 256GB storage. Amazon confirms that the smartphone is available in white and black starting at launch.
- 8 + 128GB: EUR469.99
- 8 + 256GB: EUR499.99
- 12 + 256GB: EUR549.99
Nothing sold the first 100 units of its smartphone via StockX before the official launch. Each unit was individually numbered, and the first sold for an exorbitant 2857 euro to an unidentified buyer.
What does the Nothing Phone 1 look and feel like?
In mid-June, nothing was the first to reveal its smartphone design. It was revealed that the smartphone wanted to stand out from its competitors by using a transparent back design. Two cameras can be found in the upper left corner. 7 antennas connect to the network. A wireless charging coil is located in the middle of the device. The edges of the smartphone look like Apple’s iPhones. The smartphone was finally displayed at the Art Basel 2022 fair, Switzerland, a few days later.
Contemporary art fair allowed fans to not only see the phone for the first-time, but also to find a real LED system at the back. These light strips can be placed at different locations: A C-shaped design surrounds your camera, while a larger C shape surrounds the wireless charging coil. The shape looks like an exclamation mark down with a dash at the top right. Credit: Rafael Zeier/YoutubeIn an in-depth video, YouTuber MKBHD finally showed how the LED system works. It doesn’t even have a “Glyph Interface” name. These comics contain a little over 900 individual LEDs.
Nothing offers a personalized ringtone that syncs lights to flash unique patterns. You can see who is calling and what notifications are being sent by simply shaking your smartphone. We also know that the smartphone uses only one speaker grille at its bottom and no 3.5 mm audio jack.
The screen of the Nothing Phone 1
The leaker claimed that the smartphone would have a 6.55-inch LCD flat screen with FHD+ resolution (1080 x 2240 pixels). It will be compatible with the technology HDR10+ However, it was not confirmed that the OLED panel has a refresh rate 120Hz. It has uniform edges and does not have a “chin”, which is the thick bezel at the bottom of most smartphones.
MKBHD showed a video showing a glimpse of the screen. It also confirmed that is present in the top left corner of the front camera. The smartphone will also come in black, just like the Ear (1). However, it is not yet known if it will be available at launch.
What are the accomplishments of the Nothing Phone 1
Although it has not been revealed which processor will power the Phone 1, the manufacturer has entered into an agreement with Qualcomm. Geekbench benchmarks show that the Nothing Phone 1 uses the Snapdragon 778G+ chip from Qualcomm. This chip can be found in the Honor 70 and the Motorola Edge 30. It should be consistent, but not better than it. This segment has the fastest smartphones.
The SoC is engraved in 6nm (TSMC) and succeeds the Snapdragon778G. It is only slightly faster than the former. The 8-core CPU configuration includes a Cortex A78 core at 2.5GHz, three Cortex A78 cores at 2.2.2GHz and four Cortex A55 cores at 1.95GHz. An Adreno 642L provides the GPU. DDR5 RAM can be used to support it. A Snapdragon X53 5G modem is used to support the network section. It is compatible with both the mmWave (sub-6 GHz) bands. It can theoretically download at speeds up to 3.7 Gbps. We can also determine whether Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.2 is present or Wi-Fi6+.
Nothing Battery, autonomy, or charging for your phone
The phone’s battery 1 has not been disclosed by anyone. However, certifications have shown that the smartphone can offer 45W fast charging (USBPD3.0/PPS). The manufacturer has yet to develop its filling but it could be based upon open standards. You can check the charge level by shaking your smartphone. The LED strip will indicate the progress of on-demand charging. The Nothing Phone (1) is compatible with 15WQi EPP fast wireless charging and 5W QiBPP reverse wireless charging, which is a significant advantage over its competition. While charging, the LEDs surrounding the wireless coil glow. The maximum power is not yet known.
The Nothing Phone camera 1
The first images of the smartphone show only two cameras. This suggests that no one may have prioritised quality over quantity. We need to find a main wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle sensors, but not any macro or depth sensors whose utility is frequently questioned.
Recent leaks suggest that the main sensor will be 50 megapixels and the ultra-wide angle will be 16 megapixels. The Nothing Phone 1 has a small LED at the back that turns red when the smartphone is recording video+. On the front, there should be a 16-megapixel selfie sensor.
What operating system is best for the Nothing Phone 1
Nothing Phone 1 launches with the most recent version of Google’s OS, Android 12. The new overlay from an English manufacturer is used. It incorporates the brand’s visual identity. Glyph, an interface that allows you to personalize the LED strips at the back, is one of the many features included in this OS. We also found:
- Max Icons and Max Folders : To enlarge your icons and to make it easier to locate your favorite apps and folders, use the Max Folders option.
- The weather widgets are custom calibrated by the user using the same dot matrix font as the Nothing logo.
- No backgrounds and style: Personalize your home screen using Nothing wallpapers and their color palette.