Nothing Phone (1) could reshape the mid-range smartphone space: find out why

Nothing Phone (1) pre-orders can start soon and before that, here’s everything you need to know about it.

We are already in July and the launch of Nothing Phone (1) is only two weeks away. And rumors also point to a possible pre-order any day, which is a big deal for those who joined the waitlist. The Nothing Phone (1) has been heavily hyped and is expected to be the next big thing in the world of affordable mid-range smartphones. We’ve already seen what the phone looks like and rumors have already told us what to expect under the hood.

So, if you’ve been waiting to pre-order the Nothing Phone (1) or have joined the waitlist, there are a few things you should know about the Nothing Phone (1). Unlike Carl Pei’s previous company, the Nothing Phone (1) will not be a flagship smartphone and that could set the tone for Nothing. For consumers, it could also change a lot of things. Take a look at how we think this phone could change the way we view affordable mid-range phones.

Nothing from the phone (1) could change things

All about design

The Nothing Phone (1) emphasizes design. Mid-range phones have mostly stuck with bland designs and do the same thing over and over again. Nothing shatters perception with a new age design focused on transparency. And these Glyph interface lights are sure to change the way we look at smartphone notifications.

Smart specs

The Nothing Phone (1) sticks to budget specs instead of going all out, which is a good thing right now. Having a mid-range chipset and the most common types of specs helps keep prices down, which Nothing is aiming for. After all, it’s affordability that helps sell a brand new trendy smartphone.

Apart from the cost, the specs are just effective and sufficient for its target audiences. Gamers are missing nothing and therefore having a mid-range Snapdragon 778G+ chipset makes sense. If Nothing OS is well optimized, the phone could be fast and smooth and maybe able to run casual games with ease.

Then there’s the display, which is expected to be a 6.5-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 120Hz variable refresh rate. Again, on par with most mid-range Android devices, but this variable refresh rate is an ace up its sleeve.

The phone will have a 4500mAh battery which is again on par with the competition and good enough for an entire day. The presence of a 45W load is not going to excite geeks but should be enough.

And that’s the theme – all that is enough. Even the cameras are said to have a 50MP main sensor on the back, along with a 16MP ultra-wide camera. The front camera could also have a 16MP sensor.


Nothing did that with its first headphones last year by opting for an affordable price and nothing is repeated for the phone (1). Rumors suggest that the phone (1) could have a starting price of just under Rs. 35,000. For a Snapdragon 778G+ phone, that might be expensive, but the rest of the user experience might justify the premium. Nothing leaned on the hype and once the initial pool of reviews grew, expect nothing to spread it like wildfire.

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