Nothing on March 23 confirmed that it is working on its first smartphone. The Nothing Phone (1) will debut in the Summer of 2022. The company did not reveal the launch date or the exact month but confirmed some key details. For starters, the phone will draw power from a Snapdragon chip. No surprises here as Qualcomm has invested in Nothing, which makes it very obvious that the Nothing Phone will come with a Snapdragon chipset. Another confirmation at the event was the Nothing OS based on Android.
Nothing founder Carl Pei also dropped a teaser hinting at the design of the upcoming smartphone. Based on the teaser, a new concept render of the Nothing Phone (1) has surfaced online. The render gives us a close representation of what the phone could look like based on the teaser image. Let’s take a look at the Nothing Phone (1) concept design and features known so far.
Nothing Phone (1) Concept Design
Nothing Phone (1) will debut in the coming months in India and other markets. Ahead of the launch, a concept render of the phone has surfaced online. The concept outlines the design elements of the first Nothing smartphone that will launch later this year.
As per the concept render shared by Ben Geskin on Twitter, the phone has a dual-camera setup on the back. This is fairly similar to the iPhone X camera module design that houses a dual-camera setup and the LED flash. The centre of the back panel has an outline for the wireless charging coil. Max Jambor suspects that the phone could also come with MagSafe-like charging support.
It is being speculated that the Phone (1), much like Nothing’s Ear (1) will come with a semi-transparent design language. It will have the power and volume buttons on the right edge. The phone will have a hole-punch display. Geskin expects the phone to sport a centrally-aligned hole-punch cutout.
Nothing has confirmed that the phone will run Nothing OS out of the box. It will be based on Android and offer the best features that the platform offers. Pei also claimed that the OS will offer a fast, smooth and uniform user experience. In addition to this, the phone is confirmed to get three years of software support and four years of security updates. The Nothing launcher will be made available on select Android smartphones in April 2022.