The cat is as good as out of the bag. The design of the Nothing phone (1) has been revealed, with a rather interesting looking back panel. The phone eschews the typical sleek look you find on most smartphones for a more industrial design. We have yet to see the front of the phone, but the back has plenty to do already.
Based on what you’ve seen so far, do you like the design of the Nothing phone (1)?
The Nothing (1) phone has been all the rage for a while now, and the recent move to reveal the phone’s design ahead of potential leaks is the latest attempt to entice potential buyers. The company has teased that the phone will have a transparent back, which is more or less what we’re getting.
You don’t really get to see the inside of the phone as they are carefully covered. Rather, the design shows how the internal components are arranged, with much of the rear being taken up by what appears to be the wireless charging coil. There’s also a dual-camera setup on the top left corner of the phone, meaning the phone will probably be one of the best budget Android phones out there. Several screws are visible on the back, making the device look a bit like an unfinished prototype.
A surprising aspect of the design is the addition of LED strips, including the rings around the cameras and charging coil. This isn’t the first smartphone to feature backlit areas, although other examples are mostly limited to the OEM logo. That said, it’s unclear what triggers the lights on the Nothing phone (1), a detail we may have to wait for to find out more at the July launch event.
That said, if you want to be one of the first to get your hands on one, Nothing is planning to auction 100 units on June 21 through its partnership with StockX.
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