Nothing Phone (1) has finally arrived in India with the aim of bringing some newness to the otherwise boring smartphone market. The new mid-ranger has a few tricks up its sleeve to stand out from the crowd. For example, the Glyph interface on the back is basically a transparent design where the inside of the phone has 900 LEDs grouped together in a shape. The Nothing Phone (1) is the first phone from the company, which debuted last year and is led by Carl Pei.
Since there is quite a bit of noise around the Nothing Phone (1), it is almost impossible not to have heard of this phone. And if its unique design is what you’re after, here’s a rundown of everything about the Nothing Phone (1). I have talked about the specs of the phone, its features and its price in India vs USA.
Nothing Phone Specs & Features (1)
— The Nothing Phone (1) is basically a mid-range phone even if it looks a little out of this world. The phone uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ octa-core processor, which is reliable for fast phones for almost any job you throw at it, but not as fast as flagship chipsets. That’s the difference. If you’re someone who wants pure performance, you can skip the Nothing Phone(1), but there’s almost no reason to. Indeed, while it’s slightly slower than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, it’s fast enough for your day-to-day tasks, as well as gaming a notch below the best.
— The transparent design of Nothing Phone (1) is what everyone is talking about. The design stems from the company’s approach of making people see what’s going on inside their gadgets. Last year, when the company debuted, Nothing launched its first product – a pair of wireless headphones – in a transparent design. The 900 LEDs on the back of the phone, under the outer shell, light up when there’s a new notification or an incoming call, as well as when you’re recording videos. It looks more like a gimmick you’d probably be amused to see once or twice. But it’s definitely different and it works for the Nothing Phone (1).
— On the front, you get a vibrant and colorful 6.55-inch OLED display with FullHD resolution and up to 120Hz refresh rate. The display technically supports a dynamic refresh rate that changes depending on the content displayed on the screen, thus saving your battery. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, but it is also present on the back.
— You get up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in storage on the Nothing Phone (1). But if you were expecting the Nothing Phone (1) to let you use more storage, you’re going to be disappointed. There is no microSD card slot on the phone.
- Keeping the lights on – literally – is a 4500mAh battery inside the phone with no charger inside the box. The battery supports 33W charging, which can be a bit of a dealbreaker as, for around its price, you get at least 65W/67W charging support, if not 100W or more.
— You get two cameras on the Nothing Phone (1). There’s a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main camera and a 50-megapixel Samsung JN1 ultra-wide camera on the back. The design is very similar to iPhone 11. Nothing shared some camera samples of this phone already and they were stunning. The front camera is a 16-megapixel shooter and sits inside a punch hole.
Price of Nothing Phone (1) in India vs USA
The Nothing Phone (1) is priced slightly higher than other phones with the same configuration. In India, it starts at Rs 32,999 and goes up to Rs 38,999. Here is the breakdown:
- 8GB/128GB – Rs 32,999
- 8GB/256GB – Rs 35,999
- 12GB/256GB – Rs 38,999
However, nothing will cut Rs 1,000 off the prices for customers who have pre-booked the phone. Thus, the Nothing Phone (1) will start at Rs 31,999 for them. And since they have already paid Rs 2,000 for the pre-order pass, this amount will also be deducted from the final price.
Nothing Phone (1) also offers an instant discount offer of Rs 2,000 on HDFC credit and debit cards. It applies to both new buyers and those who have pre-booked it. The sale will take place on July 21 at 7 p.m. via Flipkart. However, the phone is expected to be available at other outlets soon.
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