Nothing Phone 1 design
Lightweight for its size but a little cumbersome, Eye-catching transparent-backed design, Premium fit and finish w/ tactile buttons, IP53-certified against dust and water.
Although we were able to study the Phone 1’s design in Nothing’s official press imagery ahead of its launch, getting hands on the device is unquestionably a richer experience. The overall design bears an immediate resemblance to Apple’s iPhone 12 namely due to the Phone 1’s straight-sided metal frame, rounded corners, flat front and back, and dual rear camera placement; just scale it up, run it through an X-ray machine, and voila.
Nothing Phone 1 Glyph Interface
Unique LED notification lighting system, Customizable patterns for ringtones and notifications, Doubles as fill light when shooting video.
While the phone’s transparent back is a conversation starter, its statement feature is what Nothing has dubbed the Glyph Interface – a series of 900 white LEDs arranged across the phone’s back in a distinct configuration that act as something of a notification light on steroids. The LEDs are diffused to form bars of light that run around the edge of elements like the rear camera module and wireless charging coil, and each segmented glyph can light up independently of the others. It’s a unique feature that Nothing has put to use in a number of creative ways.
Nothing Phone 1 software
Near-stock Android user experience, Nothing OS adds useful, characterful features, Three years of OS updates, four years security updates guaranteed, Needs resource optimization. for performance and power
Nothing gave users a taste of its bespoke Android-based user experience ahead of the Phone 1’s launch by releasing a launcher that could be installed on supported phones from other brands; however, the native experience offers a lot more depth. The brand’s signature dot matrix font, which can be found across the phone’s hardware – such as on its glass back and even in the SIM tray – also carries across to the user interface, dubbed ‘Nothing OS’, fronting menus and select widgets.