Talks of the Nothing Phone 1 have been going around for quite some time now. Today, on July 12, 2022, this much-anticipated smartphone finally landed officially. During the virtual launch event, it is not just the Nothing Phone 1 specs that came to light. The Nothing Phone 1 price in India was also revealed alongside the various launch offers and its very first sale date. This is actually the very first smartphone from the Carl Pei-led brand. So, without any further ado, here’s a quick rundown of all the details!
Also read: Nothing Phone 1: Everything We Know So Far
Nothing Phone 1 Price in India, Launch Offers & First Sale Date
The newly launched device is all set to go on sale from July 21, 2022, at 7 pm via Flipkart. Talking about the Nothing Phone 1 price in India, here’s a quick look:
- 8GB RAM/128GB ROM variant price: Rs. 32,999
- 8GB RAM/256GB ROM variant price: Rs. 35,999
- 12GB RAM/256GB ROM variant price: Rs. 38,999
With the official India pricing out of the way, let us talk about the offers now. Yes, you actually get pretty impressive launch and bank offers on the newly launched device. So, how to avail the offers? Well, you need to pre-order the smartphone to get Rs. 1,000 discount on it. This is a limited period introductory price. This effectively brings down the price of the smartphone to:
- 8GB RAM/128GB ROM variant price: Rs. 31,999
- 8GB RAM/256GB ROM variant price: Rs. 34,999
- 12GB RAM/256GB ROM variant price: Rs. 37,999
Here are some other offers that you can avail yourself:
- HDFC Bank Credit and Debit card holders are eligible for an additional Rs. 2,000 off
- Exchange offer on older smartphones increased
- 45W power adapter for the smartphone can be purchased at Rs. 1,499 when pre-ordering the Nothing Phone 1 (original price – Rs. 2,499)
In addition, the clear case transparent cover for the smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs. 1,499. Nothing is also offering a tempered glass for the device at Rs. 999. The smartphone comes in the White and Black colour options.
Nothing Phone 1 Specifications
Display & Design
Moving to the Nothing Phone 1 specs, it comes with a 6.55-inch full-HD+ OLED Visionox display. This display comes with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The display comes with a fast 120Hz refresh rate, 402 ppi, and HDR10+ certification. On top, the smartphone also features Corning Gorilla Glass 5 support.
Moreover, this protection is extended to the back panel of the device as well. For more protection, the device is also IP53 water and dust-resistant. At the back, the design mostly gives the impression of a transparent device. This design is highlighted by stunning LED lights.
These LED lights are backed by the Glyph Interface and consist of a whopping 900 LEDs. The lighting takes over when someone calls, for incoming notifications, when charging, etc.
Processor & Performance
Under the hood, the Nothing Phone 1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+. This is a slightly more feature-packed processor than the vanilla 778G. This 6nm processor is paired with the Adreno 642L GPU. In addition, there is up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.
In terms of software, the smartphone runs on Android 12 OS. You also get to see the Nothing OS custom skin on top. This particular OS was actually out as a Beta version on the Google Play Store for users to test out and give feedback.
From that test version itself we got to know that this is a near-stock Android OS with zero bloatware. This is bound to offer a very seamless experience, overall.
Moving to optics, the Nothing Phone 1 comes with a dual rear camera setup. This setup includes a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary sensor with OIS. In addition, the primary sensor also comes with EIS, f/1.88 aperture, 120fps slow motion, and HDR support.
As a secondary sensor, there is a 50-megapixel Samsung JN1 ultra-wide-angle sensor. This sensor comes with EIS, 4cm macro, f/2.2 aperture, and HDR capabilities. At the front, there is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 selfie shooter with an f/2.45 aperture. This particular sensor can also record 1080p videos at 30 fps.
Battery & Charging
When it comes to battery, the Nothing Phone 1 packs a decent 4,500mAh battery. This rated battery capacity is coupled with 33W PD3.0 fast wired charging support. You also get 15W Qi wireless charging and dual charging support on the device. In terms of reverse charging, you get 5W charging support.
Nothing Phone 1 – Final Thoughts
From the looks of it, the Nothing Phone 1 is definitely a unique offering from the brand. However, it all comes down to how tech enthusiasts and the common folk are going to perceive this uniqueness. Just like we saw with Nothing Ear 1, there were two very radical groups.
One that absolutely loved the earbuds and the other, that did not find their uniqueness to be a worthy design. Only time will tell how the very first smartphone from the brand will do in the Android smartphone market. Stay tuned to know more!