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Nothing Phone (1) show off its transparent design for first time

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Nothing Phone (1)’s distinctive design is on display in the latest teaser video.

(Image credit: Nothing)

Everything we need to know about the Nothing Phone 1’s backside has been revealed for the first time, and it’s looking good.

Nothing’s Instagram(opens in new tab) page and founder Carl Pei’s Twitter(opens in new tab) account both hint a “Bold. Warm. Full of spirit” design for the phone. In other words, what does this design entail in practice? There’s more to it than what you see in the parrots.

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(Image credit: Nothing)

As a first step, we have a transparent back just like the Nothing Ear (1) earphones, with components like the wireless charging and NFC coils clearly visible. However, this isn’t a truly transparent phone, as all of the parts are coated in plastic to give the phone a uniform all-white appearance.

There is a dual-camera array in the top left corner, and what appears to be flat sides with volume and power buttons on both sides, respectively. These two cameras are unknown, but it’s a safe bet that they are the main/ultrawide combination found in the iPhone 13’s camera system.

The phone features LED strips surrounding the camera bump and wireless charging coil, as well as two lines going off toward the charging port and the top right corner of the rear. We still don’t know if these things have a practical purpose or are just there for the sake of being interesting.

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(Image credit: Nothing)

Only a few more details have surfaced as a result of this leak, but we do have some information from previous events to go on. Although the phone will run on a Nothing OS skin of Android, which will receive full updates for three years, its free test version didn’t impress us.

A Qualcomm chipset has not been confirmed, but it is possible that the phone will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 like many of the best Android phones this year, or the less powerful Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.

Unconfirmed reports claim that the phone will have a 6.5-inch FHD display and a resolution of 1080p. It’s also possible that the phone might be sold for less than €500, which would place it in direct competition with Google’s forthcoming Pixel 6a and Apple’s iPhone SE (2022)

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The only certainty we have is that we’ll learn all we need to know about the Nothing Phone on July 12, when the entire announcement is made (1). We’ve heard a lot about the launch, but we’re going to reserve judgment until we’ve actually used the device.

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