A Purely Instinctive Design Nothing Phone (1)

On 4th August 2022, Nothing introduced Phone (1), its first smartphone and the gateway to its future connected and open product ecosystem. This a purely instinctive design Nothing Phone (1), bringing the joy of using the smartphone back to the everyday interactions. Nothing Phone (1) features the innovative Glyph Interface, a 50MP dual camera, refined Nothing OS, 120Hz OLED display and custom-built Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 778G+ chipset, Nothing Phone (1) delivers speed and a smooth experience from $769 SGD. With a 200,000+ pre-order waitlist, and bids over $3,000 USD for the first 100 serialised units, it’s one of the most anticipated tech products in years.

“We designed Phone (1) as a product we’d be proud to share with friends and family,” said Carl Pei, CEO and Co-founder of Nothing. “This simple principle helped us wander off the beaten path, tune into our instincts, and create an experience that hopefully marks the start of change in a stagnant industry.”

Glyph Interface

The Glyph Interface is nothing like you have seen before, this is a new way of communicating to help minimise screen time. 900 LEDs made up its unique light patterns, indicate who’s calling and signals app notifications, charging status and more. You can simply pair individual contacts to a ringtone, each with its own unique Glyph pattern, that you would never miss what’s truly important.

If you want a quieter focus, the Flip to Glyph feature triggers silent, lights-only notifications by place the Nothing Phone (1) with the Glyph Interface face up.

Considered Design

The Nothing Phone (1) has a Considered Design that goes beyond the surface, they feature a transparent back with a unique design composed of over 400 components. It has a 100% recycled aluminium frame, making it light and robust, while over 50% of the phone’s plastic components are made with bio-based or post-consumer recycled materials. This is an industry leading percentage.

The Nothing Phone (1) comes with Dual-side Gorilla® Glass 5, providing toughness, whilst advanced vibration motors make touch responses life-like. The symmetrical bezels and aluminium frame adds elegance, lightness and durability.

Refined Nothing OS

The refined Nothing OS delivers on the best of Android. There is no bloatware, just pure speed and a smooth user experience. Both the hardware and software speak a single visual language, with bespoke widgets, fonts, sounds and wallpapers, all designed in-house.

The Nothing Ecosystem is the home for all your favourite tech. No more separate apps. Control third party products from Phone (1)’s Quick Settings as easily as Nothing ones, starting with Tesla. Unlock doors, turn on AC, see miles left and more. More third party brand integrations to be announced soon.

Power is delivered where it’s needed most with smart software that learns which apps are your favourite. Your most-used apps load super-fast, whilst the rest are frozen to save battery.

Display your NFT collection and track floor prices directly from Phone (1)’s home screen with the NFT Gallery.

Advanced Dual Cameras

Nothing Phone (1)’s dual camera has two advanced 50MP sensors, with the main camera powered by the flagship Sony IMX766. The wide f/1.8 aperture, dual image stabilisation and 10-bit colour videos gives you everything you need to shoot exceptionally stable, true-to-life and brilliantly detailed content. They have intelligent features such as Night Mode and Scene Detection tailor the perfect settings for every frame, doing the work for you.

With all the above features, it’s time for a change, time to unlearn that more cameras mean better quality photos and videos.

You can set the Glyph Interface to full brightness and illuminate close-up subjects with a gentle light. This is a portable ring-light, without the harshness of a flash.

Beautiful Display

A beautiful display with 1 billion colours, every hue, powerfully true-to-life on its 6.55″ OLED display and HDR10+. You get richer colour and deeper contrasts tuned to each scene. An adaptive 120Hz refresh rate ensures irresistibly interactions, while being reassuringly power-efficient.

Powerful Performance

Powering the Nothing Phone (1) with its startling speed is the powerful and reliable Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 778G+ chipset, custom-made for Nothing to include wireless and reverse charging. They deliver phenomenal graphics and advanced camera features, all accelerated by 5G. Game Mode precisely matches sound to graphics and minimises notifications for captivating, immersive gaming.

You can now now charge fast and charge wirelessly with the Nothing Phone (1), getting 18 hours of use with every charge, and two days on standby. In just 30 minutes of charge, Nothing Phone (1) can reach 50% power. Power up accessories such as your Nothing Ear (1) with 5W reverse charge.

The charging coil Glyph even lights up to indicate reverse charging is happening.

Limited Edt Limited Drop a Massive Hit

Nothing also collaborated with Limited Edt as part of a limited drop programme joining the likes of other premium fashion boutique lifestyle stores across the world such as Selfridges, GQ, Lane Crawford, Eslite, Carnival, Commonwealth, and Crossover. Despite being the first of its kind for Limited Edt, the limited drop pre-orders were quickly snapped up by the public.

A Short Hands On Experience with Nothing Phone (1)

At the media launch event in Singapore, I had a short hands on experience with Nothing Phone (1). Prior to this official launch, I read and saw news about this new and aesthetically gorgeous design Nothing Phone (1), I was curious and excited, they could breathe a new life and change to the smartphones market.

A Purely Instinctive Design Nothing Phone (1), I really like the aesthetics and design. The refined Nothing OS is something to look forward to and exploring further, the pure speed and ecosystem.

Not to forget the dual cameras smartphone, as a photographer and visual storyteller myself, smartphone camera plays a role in my content creation and mobile phone photography, something worth exploring too.

Pricing and Availability

The Nothing Phone (1) is available in both white and black, there are three models to choose from:

  • 8GB / 128GB (SGD$769)
  • 8GB / 256GB (SGD$869)
  • 12GB / 256GB (SGD$949)

The pre-order for Nothing Phone (1) starts on 5th August 2022 to 12th August 2022. Open sales for Nothing Phone (1) starts on 13th August 2022.

For the Singapore market, Nothing Phone (1) will be available from the following:

  • M1
  • Challenger
  • Lazada
  • Limited EDT
  • Zym

For more information

For more information, as well as a full list of specifications and features, they can be found on nothing.tech. If you like to stay connected and updated with Nothing on all its latest information, please follow Nothing onTelegram, Instagram, Discord and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter.

* Information courtesy of Nothing and GLOO *

** Photos shot with Canon EOS R7 review camera – A TGH Photography x Canon EOS R7 Explorer Series Production **

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