Nothing Phone 1 produced by Nothing Technology Limited founded by Carl Pei in 2020 and it was released on July 16,2022.
Earlier in 2021, the company’s released its wireless earbuds the Nothing ears 1 and now has released its first smartphone which Carl Pei the company’s CEO announced on the virtual stage.
Nothing Phone 1 is coming with great features as it has announced its partnership with Qualcomm which means it will use the snapdragon chips in their further innovations. It runs on Nothing operating system (OS), a new OS based on the Android OS. This OS connects and integrates Nothing products with products from other brands like Qualcomm, Snapdragon platform.
This device is expected to be near-stock Androids, but with a few tweaks to ensure that it provides a fast and smooth user experience. A lot of people have compared this device with the Google Pixel 6a, however let’s find out.
Here are the specifications from the soon to be released Nothing Phone 1.
Nothing Phone 1 specifications
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame.|
|Weight||193.5 g (6.84 oz).|
|Dimensions||159.2 x 75.8 x 8.3 mm (6.27 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)|
|Screen size||6.55 inches, 103.6cm²|
|Screen Resolution||1080 ×2400 pixels|
|Punch hole display|
|Operating system||Android 12, Nothing OS 1.5.3|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM7325 -AE Snapdragon 778G+5G (6mm)|
|CPU||Octa core (1×2.5GHz Cortex -A78, 3×2.4GHz Cortex-A78, 4×1.8GHz Cortex-A55|
|Internal||128GB/8GB RAM, 256GB/8GB RA, 256GB/ 12GBRAM|
|Rear camera (Dual)||50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS. And |
50 MP, f/2.2, 114˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.76″, 0.64µm, AF
|Feature||LED flash, Panorama, HDR, gyro-EIS, live HDR.|
|Selfie Camera||16mp, f/2.2wide|
|LED light feature||Notifications, charging progress, camera fill light; red light on the back for video recording, indicator|
|Type||Li-Po 4500mAh, Non removable battery, Fast charge 45W, Wireless charging|
|Network and connectivity|
|SIM||Dual SIM, Nano SIM|
|Wi-Fi||802.11, a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual band hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.3, A2DP, LE|
|Network support||2G, 3G, 4G, 5G|
|USB Type||C2.0, USB on the go|
|GPS||A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|Sensor||Fingerprint (side mounted), accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass|
Software update will receive three years of operating system updates and four years of security update as announced by the CEO Carl Pei. Though not as competitive as Samsung and Apple update standard,it’s an improvement.
Nothing Phone 1 boasts of its unique design. The screen has small, and evenly sized bezels around it. Nothing opted for a flexible display that bends into the phone itself at the bottom just like what Apple has done with the iPhone X, and still a rarity on Android phones today. The sides are made from recycled aluminum, to keep the not-so-small phone less weighty.
On the left side you will find the two volume buttons and the power button on the right. The back is however covered with transparent glass, revealing a look inside the phone — this goes for both the white and black versions. covered by white plates so you can make out individual components under the glass. The transparent back however, is held in place with adhesive like any other glass sandwich smartphone, you can see the screws holding everything in place without an easy, non-destructive way to touch them yourself.
The phone frame consists of recycled aluminum with a transparent such that you can see the innards of the phone like the wiring and engineering panel. Nothing according to reports sourced 100% recycled aluminum and made 50% of its plastics bio-based, built from recycled materials.
Nothing also goes ahead to add LED strips to some of the components. They had to place over 900 individual LEDs, using a protective layer held together with yellowish glue to neutralize blue wavelengths and light bleeding. Together, these LED strips form what is called the “Glyph” interface.
These light strips flash in sync with your notification and call sounds, and users can assign different light shows and sounds to different callers, helping you get an idea of who is calling you when your phone is faced down on the table or when you are not with your phone. This also applies to app notifications also, though you can’t select your preferred contacts or apps in the Glyph settings pane.
In terms of hardware, the Nothing Phone 1 uses the Snapdragon 778G+ phone which supports wireless and reverse-wireless charging, a capability that is usually limited to higher-end devices. Working closely with Qualcomm to enable this feature for the 778+, which usually doesn’t support it. The phone’s price is piqued at 500 Euros.
Generally, Nothing Phone combines innovative design with carbon neutrality which gives its customers a maximum user experience. According to Carl Pei,
Nothing’s mission is to remove barriers between people and technology to create a seamless digital future. The best technology is beautiful,yet natural and intuitive to use. It should fade into the background and feel like nothing.
Nothing promises premium user experience.
This article was first published on June 28, 2022 10:01 a.m. WAT
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