We’ve just gotten our first official look at the back of the Nothing Phone (1), and it gives us a much better idea of what to expect when the phone launches on July 12.
Nothing’s Instagram page and founder Carl Pei’s Twitter page both tease the phone as having a “Bold. Warm. Full of Soul.” design. So, what does this design entail exactly? To find out, you must look past the parrots.
To begin, the back is transparent, similar to the company’s previous product, the Nothing Ear (1) earbuds, with components such as the wireless charging/NFC coil visible. However, because all of the parts are coated in plastic to give the phone a uniform all-white appearance, this isn’t a truly see-through phone.
A dual-camera array can be seen in the top left corner, as well as what appear to be flat sides with volume and power buttons on the left and right edges, respectively. We don’t know what these two cameras are yet, but the most likely scenario is that they’re a main/ultrawide combination like the iPhone 13.
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The phone has lighting strips around the camera bump and wireless charging coil, as well as two lines pointing off towards the charging port and the top right corner of the back, which aren’t visible in this image. These were heavily teased in previous Nothing announcements, but we’re still not sure if they serve a practical purpose or are just for show.
This leak pretty much ends there, but we do have a few other details from previous events to go on. The phone will run on a custom Android skin called Nothing OS, which will receive three years of full updates but didn’t impress us when we tried out the free test version.
Nothing has been said about whether the phone will use a Qualcomm chipset, which could be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 like many of the best Android phones this year, or the less powerful Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.
According to unofficial reports, the phone could measure 6.5 inches across and have a Full HD display. Another source claims the phone will cost €500, putting it in line with some of the best budget phones, such as the upcoming Google Pixel 6a and the current iPhone SE (2022)
All we know for sure is that on July 12, the full-fledged announcement for the Nothing Phone (1), we’ll learn everything we need to know. There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the launch, but we’ll reserve our judgment until we get our hands on the hardware.