Nothing, the OnePlus’ co-founder Car Pei’s other company, released the brand’s first phone on July 12. Is the Nothing 1 can live up to its expectations?
The Nothing company had made something (pun intended) great with its earphones. But it wants more, they’re entering the smartphone market with their debut model, the Nothing 1. It sounds premium and sleek, but what about its specs?
The Nothing Phone (1) sits comfortably at the mid-range level for a reasonable explanation: they decided to focus on the user experience, software and its cool appearance than the hardware. Before we get down to the nitty-gritty, the phone will be available in Europe, India and selected Asian markets (hopefully, the Philippines is on the list). A bold move since it will not be available in USA or Canada.
The Nothing (1) features a 6.55 inch OLED display with a pretty nice 120Hz refresh rate and a full HD+ resolution. Talk about making a solid introduction. Its back panel is the part that we are excited for the longest time, it’s transparent with a Glyph interface, there’s a set of sweet-looking LED lights on the rear panel and you can customize it very quickly, all are covered with the reliable Gorilla Glass protection. Get ready to look like a character from Cyberpunk 2077! Gaming in the dark has never look this awesome since Nokia 1100 and its apple green backlights. Snake Xenxia, anyone?
The Nothing Phone (1) features a Snapdragon 778G+ processor and a surprising 12GB RAM matched with a native 256GB storage.
A 4,500mAh battery is equipped inside the phone and is capable of 33W fast charging, 15W wireless, and 5W reverse charging. But the downside is, there’s no charging brick included in the pack so you’ll have to buy the official 45W charging head for around $31 or roughly Php1,700.00.
It runs on Nothing OS that is based on Android 12.
The Nothing Phone (1) has some impressive camera picks here, as it is equipped with two 50MP lenses that’s from Sony (IMX76 CMOS) and Samsung (JN1 ultra-wide-angle lens). On the selfie department, it has a 16MP Sony IMX471 selfie cam, this phone is packed to the brim with great specs, let’s look further if The Nothing Phone can hold its streak of greatness.
It has a dual-band Wi-Fi, a dual speaker, and an under-display fingerprint scanner, impressive!
You can get The Nothing Phone (1) in three variants:
- 8/128GB (Black Only)* Php27,990
- 8/256GB (Black/White) Php29,990
- 12/256GB (Black/WhitePhp32,990
*only Black is available at this price range
You can get The Nothing Phone (1) in Black or White and is available for reservation and will go on sale on July 16th.
The Nothing Phone (1) Specs
July 16, 2022
159.2 x 75.8 x 8.3 mm (6.27 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)
193.5 g (6.84 oz)
Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Multiple LED lights on the back (notifications, charging progress, camera fill light)
Blinking red light on the back (video recording indicator)
IP53 – splash, water and dust resistant
OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~85.8% screen-to-body ratio)
1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Android 12, Nothing OS
Qualcomm SM7325-AE Snapdragon 778G+ 5G (6 nm)
Octa-core (1×2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
No external slot
128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
Dual 50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
50 MP, f/2.2, 114˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.76″, 0.64µm
LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS, live HDR
Selfie Single 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm
Video [email protected]
No 3.55mm jack
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
GPS with A-GPS / Up to dual-band: GLONASS (1), BDS (2), GALILEO (1), QZSS (1)
NFC / Radio / USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass
Battery and Charging
Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 33W, 50% in 30 min, 100% in 70 min (advertised)
Wireless charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging 5W
Power Delivery 3.0
Quick Charge 4.0