Nothing Phone (1), first impressions and contact with the transparent smartphone that lights up - Teknogue 24

Nothing Phone (1), first impressions and contact with the transparent smartphone that lights up


We are testing one of the most desperate phones of the year: this is our opinion of the new Nothing Phone (1)

The arrival of a new player The mobile phone league is always a special moment for fans of technology. Above all, if that new player comes from the hand of one of the most recognizable personalities of the scene: carl pei.

after having sold over half a million units of its first product, Nothing Ear (1)the brand now intends to repeat the success with which, today, it is one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2022.

But the wait has come to an end. The Nothing Phone (1) is already a reality, and we have already been able to test the novelties that the first smartphone of this young woman startup londoner

Nothing Phone design in gray

The back of the Nothing Phone (1) is covered by a Gorilla Glass panel / Image: Christian Collado

Nothing Phone data sheet (1)

Nothing Phone (1)
Dimensions 159.2 x 75.8 x 8.3mm
193.5 grams
Screen 6.55” flexible OLED display
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
10-bit color depth
Resolution of 2400×1080 pixels at 402 ppi
pContrast ratio 1,000,000:1
500nit brightness; 1200 nits maximum brightness
60Hz – 120Hz adaptive refresh rate
240Hz touch response rate
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
6nm TSMC processor
1xA78 2.5GHz + 3xA78 2.4GHz + 4xA55 1.8GHz
Adreno 642L GPU
Hexagon 770 AI processor
Operating system NothingOS 1.0 based on Android 12
Three years of Android updates
Four years of security updates (every two months)
Storage 128/256GB UFS 3.1
cameras rear:
– 50 megapixels, Sony IMX766 sensor, ƒ/1.88 aperture, 1/1.56” sensor size, 1μm pixel size, 24mm focal length, OIS and EIS image stabilization
– Samsung JN1 50 megapixel Ultra Wide Angle, ƒ/2.2 aperture, 1/2.76” sensor size, EIS image stabilization, 114º field of view
– 16 megapixel Sony IMX471, ƒ/2.45 aperture, 1/3.1” sensor size
Drums 4500mAh
33W fast charge (charger sold separately)
15W wireless charging
5W reverse wireless charging
Others – Optical fingerprint reader on the screen
– USB Type-C
-Stereo speakers
– Triple microphone
– IP53 certification (resistance to dust and splashes)
connectivity -5G SA and NSA
-Gigabit LTE with 4×4 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.2
Wi-Fi 4/5/6 and 802.11 a/b/

Transparencies, lights and straight edges

The design is, without a doubt, the great asset of the Nothing Phone (1). At a glance, keep a great resemblance with the latest iPhone models: the aluminum edges –100% recycled– are straightand the lines for the antennas, buttons and ports are positioned in areas almost identical to those of the iPhone.

Also, the screen, 6.55-inch AMOLED, is surrounded by symmetrical bevels along all its angles.

It’s about a large devicewhich due to the marked angles of its aluminum edges, can be somewhat uncomfortable to use for long periods of timeespecially if it is held and used with one hand.

Nothing Phone (1) in hand

The 50-megapixel dual camera protrudes slightly from the back of the Nothing Phone (1) / Image: Christian Collado

What is truly striking is at the back: following the line of its first product, the Nothing Phone (1) features a clear Gorilla Glass 5 glass back panel, which reveals the “inside” of the device. Interior that is actually covered by a trim made up of different elements –more than 400, depending on the brand–.

Also on the back is the “Glyph interface”, a series of LED strips that They light up in certain situations, such as when receiving a notification or call, putting the mobile to charge or using the reverse wireless charging system.

The Glyph interface can be set up or disable completely.

Since the great asset of the device at an aesthetic level is in its rear, putting a protective cover on it is little short of an offense for Phone designers (1). For that reason, Nothing sells alongside the device. a protective TPU case that allows viewing the back of the device, while its glass and aluminum body is fully protected.

Nothing Phone, gray back

The “Glyph Interface” can be used to softly illuminate scenes when taking pictures / Image: Christian Collado

The Nothing Phone (1) can be purchased in two colors: black and white. In our case, we have received the black color versionwhich is actually more of a “Space Gray” sort of thing.

NothingOS stands out for its great resemblance to “stock” Android

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ processor integrated in the Nothing Phone (1) is in charge of giving life to android 12customized by Nothing OS 1.0.

When developing its own customization layer, Nothing seems not to have wanted to get too complicated: the appearance of the software is identical to what we could find on a Google Pixelwith the Material You interface as the main protagonist, including the possibility of generate custom themes based on wallpaper colors.

Nothing Phone (1), first impressions and contact with the transparent smartphone that lights up

In the absence of more exhaustive evidence, the truth is that NothingOS promises to be one of the layers closest to Android stock that we are going to meet today. Yet another draw, apart from the design, that could appeal to those looking for a simple Android experience.

In that sense, it should be mentioned that Nothing promises three years of operating system updates, and four years of security updates. However, the latter will be released Every two months.

Reverse charging with the Nothing Phone 1

Reverse wireless charging allows you to recharge other accessories, such as the Nothing Ear (1) / Image: Christian Collado

When will the Nothin Phone (1) be available for purchase?

It will be possible to buy the Phone (1) in two colors: black and whitebeing able to choose between three different RAM and storage combinations. Each of them will be available at a different price:

  • Nothing Phone (1) 8GB/128GB (only available in black): 469 euros
  • Nothing Phone (1)8GB/256GB: 499 euros
  • Nothing Phone (1) 12GB/256GB: 549 euros

Sales start at 08:00 on the day July 21, 2022and it will be possible to acquire it in more than 40 countries and regions, including Spain.

In our country, the Nothing Phone (1) will be available through different distributors:

  • Fnac (online and in stores)
  • Másmóvil (online and in stores)
  • PCComponents
  • wow concept

Nothing Phone (1), initial conclusions

After several months doing what he does best –creating hype–, Nothing At last he has dared to announce his first bet aimed at the field of telephony. She has done it with a smartphone aimed at the mid-premium rangewhose design and software are the main virtues with which the brand aspires to conquer part of the public.

However, what about performance, camera or autonomy? Our assessment of these aspects –and many others– will take time, I fear, until the time of in-depth analysis. Stay tuned to Andro4all if you want to know everything about the Nothing Phone (1).

Nothing Phone 1 in gray

Will the Nothing Phone (1) make a dent in the difficult mid-range segment? / Image: Christian Collado

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