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Nothing Phone (1) hands-on video: front design, stunning strip lighting revealed

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Nothing Phone (1) hands-on video: front design, stunning strip lighting revealed

Thanks to MKBHD, we now have a glimpse of the Nothing Phone (1) design in all its elegance. This device will launch next month, but its first 100 units auction is already live. The reveal of this device’s design breaks the suspense around the new device.

If there was an award for the most hyped smartphone of 2022, the Nothing Phone (1) will have no competition. Certainly, its design lives up to the hype. MKBHD’s video is not a full review but just delves into the design of this device. 

A delve into the use of Nothing Phone (1) design

This device takes the transparent form factor of Nothing’s first product, the Ear (1). Its back panel reveals some internal compartments of this smartphone. From MKBHD’s unit which comes in white colour, we can’t see any vivid internal component. This design is stylish and will get heads turning to check it out. But its design doesn’t just stop at being stylish, it is also very useful.

The usability of this device can be seen in its light stripes on the back. Notifications LEDs are a useful feature that most devices today tend to drop off MKBHD mentioned. The most recent device that embraces a noticeable LED notification is the OPPO Reno 7 Pro. But Nothing Phone (1) design takes LED notification to a new level.

Nothing Phone (1) design

A total of four LED strips (Glyph interface) are on the back of this device, each taking a different pattern from the other. The first strip is around the dual camera setup, the next strip is at the far right side of the back panel. Following through is the most noticeable strip which circles the wireless charging pad, the last strip is just above the charging port.

The software of this device also permits the customization of these LED strips for various purposes. Each strip emits a soft light which can notify a user of the following:

  • Incoming calls
  • Wireless charging
  • Wired charging
  • Full light for cameras

The Nothing Phone (1) design isn’t just a gimmick, this is an identity that Nothing is trying to build. This is a device that will appeal to that one percent, users of this smartphone will stand out from the crowd.