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Update | Nothing's phone (1) design is revealed in full, confirming dual rear cameras and LED accents

The phone (1) in all its glory(?). (Source: Nothing)
The phone (1) in all its glory(?). (Source: Nothing)
Nothing is not scheduled to launch its inaugural Android smartphone until July 2022. Despite this, however, the emerging OEM has now showcased the phone (1)'s rear panel in its latest official images. The company has referred to it as "transparent", although how much this is the case might be up to the individual viewer.

Update: The Nothing phone (1) has now appeared again as a display unit during a preview event set in Switzerland. This follow-up preview confirms the glowing LED nature of most of its odd collection of rear panel accents, while also emphasizing that its rear camera hump is, like many modern smartphones, capable of quite some elevation.

Original Article: Carl Pei's Nothing tech start-up has touted its upcoming phone (1) as a device that would shake the Android market up with looks that also incorporate "intention", "warmth", and "joy" for some time. Now, the company has decided to bring an unveiling for the results of this industrial design ethos forward, and has posted it on its website.

Therefore, we can now all see the Nothing phone (1) from the back for the first time - complete with the apparently obligatory parrot in some shots, of course. Some enthusiasts of transparent tech might be disappointed here, as there seems to be an awful lot of opacity going on here. While there might indeed be a clear rear panel, what can be seen through it is a mid-frame that still hides most of its components.

Nothing had indicated that the (1)'s wireless charging coil, for one, might be fully on show; however, while its outline is definitely there, it also has some kind of cover, in the same color of white as the rest of the device - and the original ear (1) TWS buds, for that matter.

The coil is outlined with the vague G-shaped accent from earlier teasers, which is joined by the others, one of which is for the rear cameras. However, any functionality for most of them remains less evident - although it is possible that they light up.

On that note, the OEM has all but confirmed that the phone (1) will have no more than 2 rear cameras (unless the strange round feature next to them above the contrastingly square flash is also a sensor). Otherwise, it's clear the company has also managed to leave multiple screws visible.

All in all, the impression of a phone styled to look transparent while not really being so (again, much like the ear (1) charging case) is cemented in this new teaser. Now, it will be interesting to see if the device will be available in those accessories' alternative black colorway as well - not to mention its actual internal specs, all of which Nothing has left to the imagination at this point.

The Nothing phone (1). (Source: Nothing)
The Nothing phone (1). (Source: Nothing)


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-06-15 (Update: 2022-06-19)