The enigmatic start-up Nothing, founded by former OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, has maintained a low profile since its introduction in late 2020. The Nothing Phone 1, nevertheless, the company’s second-ever product, is already set to arrive this summer and is actually now available for purchase. Kind of.
However, this is still a rather interesting phone that will undoubtedly live up to (part of) its anticipation. Some fans’ excitement may have been dampened by the announcement that the phone’s complete launch will be invite-only and won’t come to the US at all.
When the phone does really go on sale next month, there are already details available about its software, feature set, and hardware.
Nothing Technologies, headed by Carl Pei, is getting ready to introduce the highly anticipated Nothing phone 1, the company’s first smartphone, to the world. With the introduction of the ear 1 real wireless earphones in July 2021, nothing had made its premiere.
With the phone, Nothing is maintaining its commitment to simple, transparent design 1. As the debut date draws nearer, the firm has been building anticipation by leaking material in parts and pieces.
Nothing phone’s 1 entry-level model is anticipated to cost less than 30,000.
The Nothing phone 1 will be sold through Reliance Digital and Flipkart. Flipkart will start selling the item at 9:30 p.m. today. There is no information available at this time on the device’s availability at Reliance Digital.
You may get a 2,000 rupee immediate discount on the smartphone on Flipkart if you have an HDFC credit card.
Nothing phone 1 expected specifications
Nearly all of the Nothing phone’s specifications and design have leaked over the previous several weeks.
The Nothing phone 1 is anticipated to come pre-installed with Android 12 with Nothing OS. A 6.55-inch OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass protection is anticipated.
Nothing has previously said that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chipset would power the Nothing phone 1. It is anticipated to come in 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB configurations.
A 50MP primary camera and an ultra-wide-angle camera are believed to be included in the twin camera arrangement at the back of the Nothing phone 1. Two decent cameras are preferable to one good camera and three inexpensive cameras, according to Carl Pei, who discussed this on Twitter.
The Glyph Interface on the back of the Nothing phone 1 will be its key selling point. The business has added more than 900 LEDs, which will light up for alerts, charging, alarm, and other purposes. The Glyph Interface is covered in more detail here.
The 4,500mAh battery of the Nothing phone 1 is anticipated to allow 33W fast charging. Some of the leaks up to this point have suggested that the gadget won’t come with a charging brick.
At the March announcement event, Pei also introduced Nothing OS: the Android-based user experience that will debut on the company’s first smartphone. By reducing the operating system to its bare minimum and giving each byte a specific function, Nothing OS, in Pei’s words, “captures the greatest qualities of pure Android.”
It’s a strategy that is unmistakably recognizable because it is based on the same concepts as the OxygenOS user interface used on devices by Pei’s old business, OnePlus.
Nothing OS has a distinctive style that carries over the retro-futurism already present in the brand’s larger assets, as shown in the screenshots above.
With a summer launch and Pei’s commitment to three years of Android OS upgrades and four years of security patches, it seems likely that Phone 1 will ship with Android 12 installed.
A beta version of the company’s app launcher is now available on some smartphones running Android 11 or newer if you want to get a preview of what Nothing OS will look and feel like. Although it isn’t the whole OS, it might offer you a taste of what’s to come.