Designed with instinct to bring joy back to the everyday interactions. Through the Glyph Interface, a perfected OS and exceptional 50MP dual camera. All startlingly fast.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Today Nothing introduced Phone (1) to Malaysians, its first smartphone and the gateway to its future connected and open product ecosystem. Featuring the innovative Glyph Interface, a 50 MP dual camera, refined Nothing OS, 120Hz OLED display and custom-built Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 778G+ chipset, Nothing Phone (1) delivers speed and a smooth experience from RM2399. With a 200,000+ pre-order waitlist, and bids over $3,000 USD for the first 100 serialised units, it is one of the most anticipated tech products in years.
“We designed Phone (1) as a product we would be proud to share with friends and family,” said Carl Pei, CEO and Co-founder of Nothing. “This simple principle helped us wander off the beaten path, tune into our instincts, and create an experience that hopefully marks the start of change in a stagnant industry.”
Nothing like ever before, the Glyph Interface is a new way of communicating to help minimise screen time. Unique light patterns made up of 900 LEDs indicate caller identity and signals app notifications, charging status among others. Simply pair individual contacts to a ringtone, each with a unique Glyph pattern, to never miss what is truly important.
For quieter focus, the Flip to Glyph feature triggers silent, lights-only notifications by placing Phone (1) with the Glyph Interface face up.
Design that goes beyond the surface. Nothing Phone (1) features a transparent back with a unique design composed of over 400 components. Its 100% recycled aluminium frame makes it light and robust, while over 50% of the phone’s plastic components are made with bio-based or post-consumer recycled materials – an industry leading percentage.
Dual-side Gorilla® Glass 5 provides toughness, whilst advanced vibration motors make touch responses life-like. The symmetrical bezels and aluminium frame adds elegance, lightness and durability.
Refined Nothing OS
Nothing OS delivers only the best of Android. No bloatware, just pure speed and a smooth user experience. Hardware and software speak a single visual language, with bespoke widgets, fonts, sounds and wallpapers, all designed in-house.
The Nothing Ecosystem is the home for all the favourite tech. No more separate apps. Control third party products from Phone (1)’s Quick Settings as easily as Nothing ones, starting with Tesla. Unlock doors, turn on AC, see miles left and more. More third party brand integrations to be announced soon.
Power is delivered where it’s needed most with smart software that learns which apps are the favourite. The most-used apps load super-fast, whilst the rest are frozen to save battery.
Display NFT collection and track floor prices directly from Phone (1)’s home screen with the NFT Gallery.
Advanced dual cameras
Time to unlearn that more cameras mean better quality photos and videos. Phone (1)’s dual camera has two advanced 50 MP sensors, with the main camera powered by the flagship Sony IMX766. The wide ƒ/1.8 aperture, dual image stabilisation and 10-bit colour videos gives users everything they need to shoot exceptionally stable, true-to-life and brilliantly detailed content. Intelligent features like Night Mode and Scene Detection tailor the perfect settings for every frame, doing the work for users.
Set the Glyph Interface to full brightness and illuminate close-up subjects with a gentle light. It’s a portable ring-light, without the harshness of flash.
1 billion colours. Every hue, powerfully true-to-life with a 6.55″ OLED display and HDR10+. Richer colour and deeper contrasts are tuned to each scene. An adaptive 120Hz refresh rate ensures irresistibly responsive interactions, while being reassuringly power-efficient.
Behind Phone (1)’s startling speed is the powerful and reliable Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 778G+ chipset, custom-made for Nothing to include wireless and reverse charging. Delivers phenomenal graphics and advanced camera features, all accelerated by 5G. Game Mode precisely matches sound to graphics and minimizes notifications for an immersive and captivating gaming experience.
Charge fast and charge wirelessly. Get 18 hours of use with every charge, and two days on standby. Reach 50% power in just 30 minutes of charge. Power accessories like Nothing Ear (1) with 5W reverse charge. The charging coil Glyph even lights up to indicate reverse charging is occuring.
Crossover Limited Drop a Massive Hit
Nothing collaborated with Crossover as part of the limited drop programme joining the likes of other premium fashion boutique lifestyle stores across the world such as Selfridges, GQ, Lane Crawford, Eslite, Carnival, Commonwealth, and Limited Edt. Despite being the first of its kind for Crossover, the merchandise at Crossover sold out within the first 15 minutes upon launching at the stroke of midnight on July 18.
Celebrating this successful teamwork and to commemorate the seamless collaboration of arts and science, Crossover design essence can be seen creatively visible in the launch event of Nothing Phone (1) at Sentul Depot on July 20.
Pop-up Store at The Starhill
Further extending the experience to tech enthusiasts, Nothing is inviting consumers/fellow Malaysians to its pop-up store held at The Starhill from July 21- 25 for pre orders with ultra fast deliveries scheduled for August 1.
Pricing and availability
The Phone (1) is available in white and black, with two models to choose from: 8GB/256GB priced at RM 2,399, and the 12GB/256GB at RM2,699 (available mid August onwards).
The Nothing Phone (1) kicks off its national availability on August 1 through its flagship e-commerce stores on Lazada and Shopee and electronic retailers such as SenQ, SenHeng, TMT, Direct D and Satu Gadget.
A full list of specifications and features can be found on nothing.tech. To stay updated on all the latest information, please follow Nothing on Instagram, Discord and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter.
Nothing is here to make tech fun again. To inspire creativity, and build the future together with their community. By creating an ecosystem of iconic and connected tech products, Nothing aims to bring artistry and passion back to the industry. In 2021, Nothing launched the ear (1) which has sold over 560,000 units to date.
Based in London, Nothing is a privately held company with backing from GV (formerly Google Ventures), EQT Ventures, C Ventures and other private investors including Tony Fadell (Principal at Future Shape & inventor of the iPod), Casey Neistat (YouTube personality and Co-founder of Beme), and Kevin Lin (Co-founder of Twitch).