The smartphone that all tech enthusiasts have been waiting for has arrived: Carl Pei officially announced Nothing Phone (1). A smartphone that uses the innovative interfaccia Glyph, to communicate with the back cover as well. Which has the new operating system Nothing OS based on Android. Which has totaled over 200,000 pre-orders and has reached offers of up to $ 3,000 for the first 100 units sold. Soon we will tell you what we think about it in a review, but for now we can tell you about the features and price of Nothing Phone (1): starts at only 499 eurosalbeit with excellent specifications.
A 50MP dual cameraand display OLED a 120Hz e un chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+. A product that does not have exaggerated specifications, which does not want to overwhelm us with numbers and statistics. But the first impression that Nothing Phone (1) leaves is of a unique smartphone, born from innovative ideas. Which will make technology lovers fall in love with it but which will also be easy to use for their less “nerdy” relatives and friends.
“We designed Phone (1) as a product we would be proud of share with friends and family“, he has declared Carl Pei, CEO and co-founder of Nothing. “This simple principle has helped us get off the beaten path, tune into our instincts and create an experience that we hope marks the start of change in a stagnant industry.”
From the London stage, Carl Pei showed a device with a truly unique style. And seeing it closely confirms the impression. The transparent glass back Gorilla Glass 5 it is ‘new’: we have no better way to define it. An idea that everyone could have had but that no one has really put into practice.
And then there seems to be a lot of attention in the execution: the 400 componentsthe frame in 100% recycled aluminum, 50% of components made with bio or post-consumer recycled materials.
Under the rear glass you will find the Glyph interface, designed to communicate even without looking at the smartphone screen. One scheme consisting of 900 LEDs that you can customize to show notifications, calls, charge status and more. You can also choose custom light notifications for contacts.
And using Flip to Glyph you can even activate silent and bright only notifications by simply placing your smartphone with the screen on the table. We also immediately admired how it turns on when recharging and how it can be done use LEDs for photographs, with the possibility of enabling a red LED light during video shooting, for a truly sublime retro taste.
Nothing worked side by side with Qualcomm to make the Snapdragon 778G + version, which offers a great user experience and also allows for wireless charging. A processor that promises to be able to balance performance and energy efficiency. Do not miss the 5Gnor the ability to go all out with the Game Mode.
Lo screen instead is a 6.55-inch OLED suitable for HDR10 +, which takes full advantage of the deep contrasts and rich colors of this technology. The 120Hz adaptive refresh rate should please gamers and casual users alike.
On the photographic level Nothing Phone (1) has features that we like to call ‘honest’ for the price. There are in fact only two cameras, but they are both 50MP: no sensors that are not very useful just to boast of having multiple cameras. The principal is a Sony IMX766, with dual stabilization and 10bit color video. We still have to test it, we will tell you what we think in the review that we will publish as soon as possible. Above all, we’re curious to use Glyph light for darker scenes and portraits.
Finally, Nothing Phone (1) with a 4,500mAh battery promises an autonomy of 18 hours of use, with 33W fast charging capable of reaching 50% in 30 minutes. Then there is the ricarica wireless, a convenient feature that is always disappearing from the mid-range. Then there is the reverse chargefor products such as Nothing Ear (1): the Glyph coil lights up when charging is in progress.
We haven’t had a chance to test yet Nothing OS in full, so we won’t go beyond what Carl Pei told everyone from the stage (which first impressions confirm). Nothing promises an Android experience without bloatware (hard to find even in the top of the range), with pure speed.
But with a visual language made dwidgets, wallpapers, sounds customizable to the maximum and in line with the design of the smartphone. Nothing has also promised software optimization to manage the energy efficiency of apps, with dedicated resources.
Also the Nothing Ecosystem wants to allow you to control all our electronic devices without separate applications. Not just the Ear (1) but several products of many brands, all in the settings using Bluetooth at its maximum. One of first collaborations is with Tesla, to allow you to unlock doors, turn on the air conditioning and more with Nothing Phone (1). More brands coming soon.
Finally, you can keep track of the NFTs you collect with Galleria NFT.
The new Phone (1) arrives on the Italian market with three different models, in two colors: black and white. You can buy the version:
Sales of Phone (1) will start on July 21st at 8:00 am on the nothing.tech website. But you can also find it on Amazon and in the physical stores exclusively and on the WindTre website: only the 8GB / 256GB model in white or black, in installments (starting from € 4.99 per month) or in a single solution ( € 529.90). WindTre users will be able to pre-order Phone (1) starting July 13th.
As soon as we can share it with you we will tell you what we think of this smartphone in our review. But if the design has already bewitched you and the Nothing Phone balanced features and price (1) have convinced you, you can already start ordering it.
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