Nothing’s advertising flash is working at full velocity forward of the telephone (1) announcement subsequent month. The corporate unveiled the again of the telephone throughout an occasion in Switzerland final week, and now it continues to point out the world what the aspect of the smartphone that no person ought to care about will do on his handset. Extra essential than the gimmick on the rear are the display screen design and software program options of the telephone (1), areas the place nothing is just not able to reveal something.
However the first hand-on preview of the telephone (1) truly reveals the display screen in motion, and that is precisely what you anticipate. And it is equal elements each good and unhealthy.
How does the Nothing Cellphone (1) appear like
Final week’s nothing Cellphone (1) rear design has confirmed that the telephone would appear like an iPhone 12. Why not iPhone 13? Effectively, the digicam placement is totally different on the latest iPhones.
On the time, I speculated that the entrance would most likely additionally appear like an iPhone display screen. However nothing would use a hole-punch show as an alternative of a display screen with a notch. It’s because 3D face authentication like Face ID might be too costly for the startup. And inserting the selfie digicam underneath the display screen for an ideal show expertise could be too dangerous.
It seems that anybody who expects the telephone (1) to have an everyday hole-punch show design is correct. Marques Brownlee supplied a hands-on video specializing in the rear aspect of the handset. He explicitly acknowledged that he was solely allowed to talk from behind the phone.
However within the means of displaying the gimmicky function of the again of the handset, the YouTuber additionally gave us a glance on the entrance of the telephone with the display screen turned on.
The Nothing Cellphone (1) display screen will remind you straight from the iPhone, because of which it’s a completely symmetrical bezel. The Galaxy S22 is one other instance. However the S22 itself resembles the iPhone 12.
In any other case, the primary iPhone that may have a hole-punch show will look very similar to the Android handsets, Nothing Cellphone (1) included. And we all know that Apple is heading in that course. The iPhone 14 will deliver a pill-and-hole design for the Professional fashions. In a few years, the Face ID elements within the tablet cutout ought to go underneath the display screen.
What does the again?
Brownlee didn’t talk about the show, specs, software program expertise or consumer interface in his Nothing Cellphone (1) hand-on preview. Moreover trying on the telephone’s display screen, he targeted on what the rear aspect may do.
We’ve got already seen final week that the clear telephone (1) is not going to provide you with a have a look at the precise elements of the handset. The whole lot is roofed, so we’m simply pretending that we’re trying on the elements of the telephone. Moreover, the telephone (1) options a number of strips made from over 900 LEDs which have totally different functions.
That is what the YouTuber confirmed on this sensible video. And primarily based on what I’ve seen, we’ll have two kinds of individuals on the subject of liking the telephone (1) design: those that need nothing to do with the lights and people who like them.
I’ve already famous that I’m not a fan of this gimmicky means of promoting telephone. The display screen design and software program expertise ought to be an important if you go for a tool just like the Nothing Cellphone (1). The rear tips ought to be an afterthought.
Palms-on video displaying the lighting patterns
As stated, we all know how the LED lights work. Initially, you possibly can ignite all of them to behave as a flash if you use the digicam. Additionally, there’s an LED indicator on the again that lights up if you report video. The telephone additionally incorporates a common flash that works like a flash.
Subsequently, the LED strip on the underside will act as a progress bar for the battery. Simply transfer the telephone round whereas it’s charging, and the strip lights as much as let you know how far alongside you’re. Effectively, when you maintain the telephone on a desk along with your face down.
The bigger LED strip across the wi-fi charging coil will mild up throughout wi-fi energy switch.
Lastly, you possibly can customise the LED strips to mild up in numerous methods for notifications. Not solely that, however the LED lighting system will match numerous ringtones. This explains why Brownlee gave us a have a look at the Nothing Cellphone (1) display screen throughout the hand-on. We’ve got to see each the ringtone interface and the rear nature of the lights. You want two nothing telephones for this.
These options shall be ineffective more often than not, and particularly if you don’t want a clear case for the handset.
There’s one key element that the hand-on video couldn’t cowl. It’s unclear what the rear panel of the Nothing Cellphone (1) is made from. Plastic and glass are the plain selections. Hopefully, that is the final one, as a result of plastic is just not an amazing materials for an Android flagship. And we anticipate that the telephone (1) ought to be a high-end handset.