Nothing Phone (1) launched with Snapdragon 778G+, 50MP dual rear cameras: Check price, full specs

Nothing launched its first smartphone, Phone (1), today. The phone is launched simultaneously globally and in India. London-based consumer tech startup Nothing, led by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, calls it its most important product and the real start of its journey. Nothing came into the foray last year with the Ear(1), an aggressively priced pair of truly wireless earbuds with a one-of-a-kind seamless design. The telephone (1) is based on this same philosophy. The pricing of Nothing Phone (1) in India will start at Rs 32,999 and will be available from July 21.

The phone (1) is a typical midranger with dual cameras, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G+ chip and wireless charging. The phone (1) looks exciting, yes, but it will face fierce competition from a barrage of peers from Samsung, Realme, Xiaomi and, of course, also OnePlus, even if the brand boasts of only going after Apple.


Nothing launched the Phone (1) in India at a starting price of Rs 32,999. It is a version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The phone will also be available in 8GB/256GB and 12GB/256GB configurations for Rs 35,999 and Rs 38,999, respectively.

The phone (1) will be available for purchase from Flipkart starting July 21 (7 p.m.).


One of the biggest highlights of the phone (1) is its transparent rear which, too, comes with customizable LED lighting or “glyph interface”. There’s nothing to say that the Phone’s entire transparent aesthetic (1) is built using 400 components. The outer frame is made from 100% recycled aluminum while the rest is plastic, 50% of which is made from organic or post-consumer recycled materials. The phone will be available in white and black colors.

Phone (1) is running Nothing OS.

On the front, the phone features a 6.55-inch 120Hz OLED display with 1080p resolution and a punch-hole cutout. HDR10+ playback is supported. Biometrics is managed by an in-screen fingerprint reader.

Under the hood, you get Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 778G+ chip. Spec nerds would be quick to point out that this is the same chip that powers Motorola’s excellent Moto Edge 30. Nothing couples it with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of non-expandable storage.

The phone (1) runs Nothing OS, a proprietary Android-based operating system, and can get three years of major operating system and up to four years of security updates.

For photography, the phone (1) has dual cameras on the back with a 50MP Sony IMX766 main sensor behind an f/1.88 lens with OIS and EIS. The same sensor is seen inside phones like the OnePlus Nord 2T (test). Nothing has added 10-bit color support for videos which he claims were taken from flagship phones. The main 50MP sensor is paired with another 50MP sensor with ultra wide lens with a 114 degree field of view. On the front, it has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter.

Elsewhere, the phone (1) comes with a 4,500mAh battery with 33W wired charging, 15W Qi wireless charging, and 5W reverse wireless charging.

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