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The Nothing Phone (1) is going to challenge Apple and Samsung


They are attempting to produce something truly new with the Nothing Phone (1). There haven’t been any new smartphone companies for a while, but the firm that brought us the Nothing Ear (1) is promising something groundbreaking.

(Image credit: Nothing)

Founder Carl Pei, who helped launch the OnePlus phone brand, has the credibility to do so. Perhaps the Nothing Phone 1 will fill the void left by OnePlus’s departure from its initial objective of providing the best value for money.

Everything you need to know about Pei’s business model can be found on our Nothing event live blog. Here is everything we know about the Nothing Phone at this point: (1).


Nothing Phone (1) cheat sheet: What you need to know

  • In the summer of 2022, the Nothing Phone (1) will be available. A press conference will be held on July 12 to reveal the results.
  • There is a wireless charging coil on the back of the Nothing (1), which is visible through the transparent design.
  • We don’t know which Qualcomm chip will power the Nothing Phone (1) just yet.
  • The promise of an OS that is fast and fluid and learns from your use is a lie. Ensure that your apps open and close quickly.
  • Three years of software upgrades and four years of security updates are included with the Nothing Phone (1).
  • To give it a human feel, the voice recorder uses dot matrix fonts and retro graphic features such as a tape recorder-like design
  • Nothing indicates that third-party goods such as AirPods and Tesla automobiles will be supported seamlessly.

Nothing Phone (1): Release date and availability

Nothing Phone 1 will be available by “summer 2022,” according to the company. A Wired interview with CEO Carl Pei(opens in new tab) confirmed the phone’s existence and name, which were also verified at the Nothing event. The reveal will take place on July 12 at 11 AM ET/8 AM PT/4 PM BST, as we’ve just learned from the teaser.

Right now, there’s no word on how much it will cost. Even yet, considering Carl Pei’s role in helping to build up OnePlus as a low-cost but high-quality brand, it’s possible that the OnePlus 10 Pro or even the existing low-cost Google Pixel 6 may have a pricing that undercuts its major competitors.

There is a significant chance that Carl Pei’s direct-to-consumer business model will continue in the future, which would mean lower prices for consumers.


Alleged pricing for the Phone 1 is expected to be around €500, according to a recent Allround PC leak. Despite our reservations, this is the only evidence we have to work with at the moment.

Nothing Phone 1: Design

The Nothing Phone (1)’s design has been revealed before of its official unveiling.

(Image credit: Nothing)

It also boasts a big wireless charging coil and a transparent rear panel, as hinted at in the teaser. The phone’s other components aren’t as obvious. It does appear to have flat sides, but we can make out a dual-camera array and what appear to be side buttons on the left and right corners.


The LED lines strewn across the back are much more intriguing than the transparency itself. These are not only eye-catching, but they also display notifications, charge status, and other information.

Nothing Phone (1) specs and features, including its display size, remain a mystery. According to a rumor, the phone could have a 6.5-inch screen with an FHD display.

While many uncertainties remain about the Nothing Phone (1), it is expected to be one of the more eye-catching handsets available this year.


Nothing Phone (1): Nothing OS

Our knowledge of the phone’s graphical user interface has grown. Our first look at screenshots shows an always-on screen, rounded app icons and unique Nothing apps. The company’s black and white design style is also evident.

Nothing asserts that the “iconic design language” of Nothing OS is the best of Android. Pre-installed apps appear to have been reduced by 40 percent, resulting in a nearly vanilla Android experience.

Nothing claims that using the Nothing Phone (1) will be a smooth experience due to the unification of images across different screens. You can see this in the dot matrix clock that shows on the device’s always-on display.


Furthermore, Nothing is emphasizing its own own visual language through the use of custom fonts and colors. In the weather widget, the dot matrix font used in the logo’s animations is used, for example.

Voice recorder is one of nothing’s apps that has a nostalgic and whimsical feel to it. You may rewind and fast forward using an analog tape wheel.

Nothing has published a launcher for other phones so that you may have a taste of the Nothing Phone. We’re not happy with what we saw in the launcher peek, and it’s contributing to the impression that Nothing’s phone is more hype than substance.


3 years of OS upgrades and 4 years of security updates can be expected.

Nothing Phone (1): Specs

We have no information about the Nothing Phone’s (1) specifications just yet, but the company has teamed up with Qualcomm to develop the device. There’s a good chance we’ll be seeing a Snapdragon chip, possibly the flagship-grade Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

For “quick and smooth performance,” the Nothing Phone (1) promises to give just what consumers need in terms of processing power and RAM. Also, the phone should learn from your habits, as the apps you use most frequently will launch faster.


It appears that an OLED display is required for this to work, based on the screenshots above that show an always-on display. A high refresh rate in accordance with more expensive Android phones’ standard of 120Hz is hoped for as well.

OLED display with a 2400 x 1080 resolution is expected to be on the Phone (1), according to TechDroider.

Nothing Phone (1): Outlook

With LG, HTC, and other manufacturers no longer in the mix, the Android smartphone universe has shrunk during the last few years. Because of this, many people are looking for something new and interesting instead of Samsung’s monopoly. In a highly competitive market, the Nothing Phone (1) has a lot to prove, but we’re hoping for the best.


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