Nothing Phone (1) with Glyph Interface launched in India, Pre-order it now starting from Rs 31,999
Nothing on Tuesday launched its much-awaited first smartphone called Phone (1) that will be available in India for a pre-order introductory price of Rs 31,999.
The 6.55-inch device comes with a 50MP dual-camera at the rear, a refined Nothing operating system (OS), 120Hz OLED display with HDR10+ and is powered by a custom-built Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chipset.
Nothing Phone 1 Price and availability
Nothing Phone 1 will be available for pre-order on Flipkart for Rs 31,999 for the 8GB/128GB option, and the 8GB/256GB for Rs 34,999 and the 12GB/256GB variant for Rs 37,999, respectively.
For general buyers, Phone (1) will be available in both white and black colours, with three variants. The Nothing Phone 1 price in India has been set at Rs 32,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and Rs 35,999 for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. The top-of-the-line variant with 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant can be purchased at a price of Rs 38,999. The sale of Nothing Phone (1) in India will start on Flipkart from 7 p.m. on July 21.
“We designed Phone (1) as a product we’d be proud to share with friends and family. This simple principle helped us wander off the beaten path, tune into our instincts, and create an experience that hopefully marks the start of change in a stagnant industry,” said Carl Pei, CEO and Co-founder of Nothing.
Additionally, pre-order customers in India will get an HDFC instant discount of Rs 2,000, along with other offers like Ear (1) earbuds for Rs 5,999.
With more than 200,000 pre-order waitlists and bids over $3,000 for the first 100 serialised units, it’s one of the most anticipated tech products in years, according to the company.
Nothing Phone 1 Specifications
The dual-SIM (nano) Nothing Phone 1 features a 6.55-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) OLED display with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
The smartphone offers the ‘Glyph’ interface which is a new way of communicating to help minimise screen time. It allows users to personalise the lighting effects on the back of the phone for individual contacts and other notifications. It offers unique light patterns made up of 900 LEDs to indicate who’s calling and signals app notifications, charging status and more. For quieter focus, the Flip to Glyph’ feature triggers silent, lights-only notifications by placing Phone (1) with the Glyph Interface face up.
Nothing Phone (1) features a transparent back with a unique design composed of over 400 components, with 100 per cent recycled aluminium frame.
Dual-side Gorilla Glass 5 provides toughness, while advanced vibration motors make touch responses life-like in the device, said the company.
The symmetrical bezels and aluminium frame adds elegance, lightness and durability.
Nothing OS comes with zero bloatware and a smooth user experience.
The smartphone is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chipset that is custom-made to include wireless and reverse charging. It is paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The device packs a 4,500mAh battery with support for 33W wired charging, 15W Qi wireless charging, and 5W reverse charging.
The company said that the users can get 18 hours of use with every charge and two days on standby, and it can reach 50 per cent power in just 30 minutes of charge.
Nothing Phone 1 sports a dual-rear camera setup with two 50-megapixel sensors. The first 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor is paired with ƒ/1.88 aperture lens and comes with OIS as well as EIS image stabilisation. While the second sensor is a Samsung JN1 and is paired with ƒ/2.2 aperture ultra-wide angle lens. It comes with EIS image stabilisation, 114-degree field-of-view, and a Macro mode.
The camera features include Panorama Night Mode, Portrait Mode, Scene Detection, Extreme Night Mode, and Expert Mode. It also has a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor with ƒ/2.45 aperture lens for selfies and video calling at the front.
Nothing Phone 1 offers up to 256GB UFS 3.1 inbuilt storage. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6 Direct, Bluetooth v5.2, NFC, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, and USB Type-C port. It also has an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Other features on the Nothing Phone 1 include facial recognition that works with face coverings, IP53 rating for dust and water resistance, dual stereo speakers, and three microphones. The company has promised to offer 3 years of Android updates, and 4 years of security patches (every 2 months).