After months of raising expectations, Carl Pei’s Nothing has finally released Nothing Phone 1. Most of all, it’s a mid-range phone with some fancy and useful tricks up its sleeve.
It is the only phone in the market with an advanced visual notification system on the back. Nothing called the Glyph, and aside from the alarm functions, it also serves as a main light for the cameras. How well does it work? We’ll test that in our review.
The software is a nothing OS based on Android 12. The company promises no bloatware, “only pure speed and a smooth user experience.” Again, this is something we will comment on once we’ve been using the phone for a while.
Under the hood, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus chipset powers the display. There’s a 50MP dual camera system on the back, a 16MP selfie camera, a 6.55-inch 120Hz AMOLED display with in-display fingerprint sensor, 8 or 12GB of RAM, 128 or 256GB storage, and a 4,500mAh battery With 33W fast wired charging and 15W wireless charging. The device is also IP53 rated to protect against water splashes and dust.
The package starts at £399 (~$472), which brings down the price of phones like the Google Pixel 6a. Of course, Phone 1 won’t be available in the US, at least for now. It will be sold in more than 40 countries, including the UK, Europe, India, Japan and more.
With all this and the promise of third-party brand integration in the future (it has one with Tesla now), do you think Nothing Phone 1 is hot? Or is it just a fuss over nothing? Take our survey above and drop us a line in the comments section.