Nothing’s Phone 1 has an unusual “Glyph” interface and dual 50MP cameras
Nothing has announced its first smartphone, the Nothing Phone 1, which features a new “glyph” interface and two 50-megapixel cameras.
The Nothing Phone 1 is just the company’s second product and it starts at a modest £399 ($475). The reason the phone is listed in pounds, not dollars, is because it’s not getting a full US release yet. Instead, the Phone 1 will be released in over 40 markets including the UK, Japan, India, and European countries.
For £399 (around $475), buyers will get a model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the model above has 256GB of storage, with the price bump up to £449 (around $535), reports The edge.
Most eye-catching is what the company calls the glyph interface, which is a set of light strips on the back of the device that light up when a notification is received. Carl Pei, CEO and co-founder of Nothing, introduced ringtones on the phone that sync with the lights in the launch video. The glyph also acts as a charging progress bar and even serves as a fill light for the phone’s camera.
On the back of the phone there are two 50MP Sony IMX766 sensors with f/1.88 aperture and 1/1.56 inch sensor size, one is ultra wide and the other is standard . The standard camera supports optical and electronic image stabilization and offers features such as night, portrait and document scan models. The ultra-wide camera has a 114-degree field of view and can take macro shots down to a minimum focusing distance of four centimeters.
A few days before the phone’s release, the company released a series of unedited, unfiltered images taken with the Nothing 1. The photographs boast good dynamic range, with crisp colors and even decent low-light performance.
On the front of the phone, there’s a 6.55-inch 1080p OLED display that has a peak brightness of 1,200 nits and a peak refresh rate of 120Hz, but can be scaled down depending on what the phone is. screen displays.
The Nothing Phone 1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus processor, and runs Nothing OS, which is based on Android. It has a 45000 mAh battery that can be charged up to 33W with a cable or 15W wirelessly and has an IP53 rating for dust and water resistance which means that should be ok in light rain but not drenched in a pool.
As mentioned, the Nothing Phone 1 starts at £399 (around $475) and will be available July 16 in limited capacity outside of those who pre-ordered it. At the time of publication, there were no plans for it to be released in the United States.