Going by the first teasers, you might expect the Nothing Phone (1) to sport a completely ‘out there’ design, but it seems the talk of a see-through back has been overdone, and the first official image of the phone shows this, while yes they are elements. transparent, most components are still hidden.
You can see some screws and the wireless charging coil, but that’s about it. What is potentially more interesting are the white strips, which seem to light up. In practice, that might look good or fancy like so many gaming phones – we’ll have to wait and see.
The Nothing Phone (1) certainly looks different enough to stand out from the crowd, but we can’t escape the feeling that this was a missed opportunity. There are so many components in a smartphone, and showing more of them could have made for a really interesting design, full of details to spot.
What we’re actually getting will still stand out, so we don’t want to get too bad about that.
Other details this image shows include a dual-lens camera – which isn’t many these days – and a white finish, though it’s unclear if other colors will be offered.
We should find out on July 12, as that’s when the company is fully revealing the Nothing Phone (1), although we’ll likely learn a lot more about the phone before then, as the company continues to provide information about it. .
Review: Dual lens camera could be a real highlight
You might have looked at this dual-lens camera with disappointment. After all, even many affordable phones now have quad-lens snappers, and while the Nothing Phone (1) is not expected to be a high-end handset, it will likely be at least mid-range in price.
But many cheap phones opt for quantity over quality, offering completely disposable macro and depth sensors alongside their really useful cameras.
By having only two lenses, Nothing could increase the quality offered by them. It also looks like these lenses might be a reasonable size, which bodes well – although it’s hard to say for sure.
We think they’re probably wide and ultra-wide cameras, as that’s the default if a phone only has two lenses, and we’re optimistic that they could be better examples of what’s found in many similarly priced handsets.