With the smartphone market offering plenty of options, it can be difficult for a new player to stand out from the crowd. That’s not a concern of technology company Nothing, as it looks to venture into the scene with the Nothing Phone (1).
The device, which has caught the attention of many since its initial announcement, features a 50 MP dual camera, refined Nothing OS, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a custom-built Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chipset, but the star of the show is its innovative glyph interface that shows through a transparent back. Made up of 900 LEDs, it acts as a light indicator for incoming calls, app notifications, charging status, and more.
Users will also be able to pair individual contacts to a ringtone — each tied to a unique light pattern — and trigger silent, lights-only notifications via the Flip to Glyph feature. Tesla owners can unlock doors, turn on air-conditioning, track miles left, and more, courtesy of a third-party integration.
For the photographers, the glyph interface works as a ring light as well. Set it to full brightness, and you’ll be able to illuminate close-up subjects without the harshness of flash. The phone itself comes armed with a flagship Sony IMX766 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, dual image stabilisation, and 10-bit colour videos, alongside intelligent features like Night Mode and Scene Detection.
Other notable features include a 6.55-inch OLED screen, a dedicated Game Mode, and an 18-hour battery life with wireless and reverse charging. The Nothing Phone (1) will come in both white and black, with three models to choose from: 8GB/128GB (S$769), 8GB/256GB (S$869), and the 12GB/256GB (S$949).
Open sales go live on 13 August, but interested parties may place their pre-orders from 5 August to 12 August. The phone will be available from Lazada, Limited EDT, and Shopee in Singapore, with more details to be found on the official product page.