Yesterday, the Nothing brand showcased the actual look of the upcoming smartphone, namely the Nothing Phone (1). Today, a German tech journalist and YouTuber Rafael Zeier shared a video of the phone.
The video was shot at a showcase event for the Nothing Phone (1) held in Switzerland and gave some reporters an early look at the phone. In the video, we can see the phone placed inside a plexiglass cover. Unfortunately, we still have no photo or video showing the front of the handset. However, we can see certain areas on the back of the phone glow, especially the ring around the camera module and some components on the top and bottom.
We still don’t know under what circumstances the light effect on the back of the phone will be triggered. But there is every reason to think that it will be a notification or a call reminder.
Of course, basically, the smartphones have notification lights on the front. Many of them even allow customization. For instance, the OnePlus 10 Pro has something called Horizon Lights that can be programmed to light up the edges of the phone in different colors when it should notify about something. The Samsung Galaxy S22 phones also have a similar edge lighting feature for notification reminders.
Well, our protagonist the Nothing Phone (1) is the first mobile phone under the Nothing Technologies company founded by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei. If nothing accidental happens, the handset will hit the stores on July 12. The launch conference will be held in India, and we also know that the models sold in India will be produced locally.
As for the known features, the handset will have a transparent back shell design. The Nothing Phone (1) uses a 6.55-inch FHD+ OLED screen with a refresh rate of 90Hz. Inside, it hosts a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor. On the rear, we will find a 50-megapixel main camera. And it’s rumored to have a 4500mAh battery that supports 45W fast charging via a USB Type-C port. By the way, this device will also support wireless charging. Lastly, it will run Android 12-based Nothing OS out of the box.