Reputed YouTuber Marques Brownlee has released a hands-on video of the upcoming Nothing Phone (1). The video reveals the front design of the smartphone for the first time. In addition, it also showcases the customization capabilities of the LED layout available on the rear shell of the device.
The front side of the Nothing Phone (1) is fitted with an AMOLED panel, which features a punch-hole at the upper-left corner. As can be seen in the hands-on image, the screen is surrounded by super-slim bezels. Leaked information that has surfaced in the past has claimed that it has a 6.55-inch display that produces Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.
The Nothing Phone (1) has an in-screen fingerprint scanner. It has volume up and down buttons on the left edge and a power key on the right. The device is equipped with flat edges.
The rear design of the phone sets it apart from its competitors. The 900+ LEDs fitted on the rear shell of the device offer the so-called Glyph Interface. The LED strip available at the wireless charging coil lights up when the device is charged wirelessly. It also charges when other compatible devices are kept on the phone’s back for reverse wireless charging.
The LED strip available towards the bottom works as a progress bar for charging. All the LEDs can glow up at the same time to function like a flash while shooting videos or photos. The back panel of the device has a red LED that turns on while recording videos.
The Nothing Phone (1) comes with 10 preinstalled ringtones, which can be accessed through the Glyph Interface settings page on the phone. Each ringtone comes with synchronized LED patterns. Users can pair light patterns with certain contacts. Nothing will also offer LED customisations for apps later on through a software update.
Unfortunately, Brownlee did not say anything about the specs of the Nothing Phone (1). Reports have revealed that it will have a Snapdragon chip, 45W wireless charging, and run on Android OS 12 OS overlaid with Nothing OS UI. The smartphone is all set to go official on July 12.