Will the Nothing Phone (1) live up to the hype? All you need to know

Will the Nothing Phone (1) live up to the hype? All you need to know - Prune

The OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei made headlines when he decided to leave the company in 2020. Since then, everyone had been keen to learn more about his next venture after helming the grand launch of the OnePlus One. He had soon found the London-based company Nothing to pursue his passion projects, and now, it's almost time to raise curtains on one of the most awaited smartphones of this year - Nothing Phone (1).

The Nothing Phone (1) might launch in India on July 12. Many videos of the flashy mid-ranger have been doing rounds on the internet, revealing its rear design and wireless charging support. The smartphone looks more or less like an iPhone at first glance. It has a white transparent back panel, a dual-rear camera setup and LED notification lights. However, there are little to no details about the front.

But is the upcoming handset worth the hype? Let's take a closer look at Nothing Phone (1).

Nothing Phone (1): As shown in videos

The company is going all out promoting its first smartphone. But by revealing the look of Nothing Phone (1) in parts. So far, the brand has shed light on most of its main features through official videos of the handset.

The standout feature of Nothing Phone (1) features glowing lights, as revealed in the latest teaser. The lights could be a fancy notification alert that glows up for incoming calls, message alerts, or while charging the phone. Such feature is uncommon on a phone's back these days.

Overall, the Nothing Phone (1) has a sleek look with its all-white casing and transparent layer. It sports a dual-rear camera setup with four notification lights and wireless charging support. The device also has a power button on the right spine and volume rockers on the left. There is another toggle switch on the back panel, but the purpose is unclear.

Nothing Phone (1): Expected specifications and features

The Nothing Phone (1) can feature a 6.55-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It could have 2400x1080 pixels resolution. The smartphone could be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

It has been confirmed that the smartphone will operate on the Nothing OS based on the Android 12 operating system. No doubt the OS could be as clean as the Oxygen OS seen in OnePlus devices and could outclass other alternatives available in the market too.

In the camera department, the handset could flaunt a dual-rear camera setup including a 50MP primary snapper. We may also get to see a 32MP camera on the front for selfies and video calls. The device could come draw power from a 4500mAh battery with 45W wireless and wired fast charging support. The other features could include a Type-C port and an in-display fingerprint sensor for phone charging and audio needs.

Nothing Phone (1): Price and availability

The company is likely to follow the OnePlus price scheme. The Nothing Phone (1) could cost around Rs 40,000 and likely to launch in India on July 12.

It could be available in three colour variants, which are white, black, and gold. Previously, there were reports that the smartphone could be available for pre-booking on Flipkart which has already been confirmed by the brand.

Are you excited about the launch of Nothing Phone (1)? Let us know what you think!


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