In a nutshell: Nothing Phone (1) features a unique design that the company hopes will help it stand out from other mid-range phones. The “Glyph interface” on its back lights up when you receive a notification, shows the battery level while the phone is charging, and can act as fill light for close-up shots.

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Nothing, the company founded by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has just announced your first smartphone, Phone (1). Its standout feature is the design, as it has a brand-like transparent glass back. Ear (1) headphones released last year.

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Beneath the glass are several unique light strips that serve not only aesthetics, but also a purpose. They can act as a sophisticated notification indicator (you can assign a different combination to each app or contact), a battery indicator while your phone is charging, and as a fill light for photos.

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Phone (1) definitely belongs to the middle class. It comes with a 6.55-inch OLED panel with 1080 x 2400 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. It is also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ processor paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It’s all powered by a 4,500mAh battery with 15W wireless charging and 33W wired charging support, though you’ll have to buy a charging box separately.

On the back is a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main camera with OIS and a 50-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL JN1 ultra-wide-angle camera, while the front is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471. Other features include an optical in-screen fingerprint reader, Wi-Fi 6E support, and an IP53 dust and water resistance rating. The phone comes with Android 12. Nothing promises three years of major OS updates and four years of security patches.

The Nothing (1) phone will go on sale July 21st. €469. It will be released in over 40 markets including China, Japan, India and most European countries, although the company previously confirmed he would not have arrived in the US.