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Within a month of its launch, Nothing Phone (1) became the talk of the town. Although it’s the company’s first smartphone, the handset comes with a unique Glyph interface, which is billed as a new way of communicating that helps minimize screen time. The smartphone runs on Android 12 and is one of the eligible devices for Android 13. But don’t expect that to happen anytime soon.
When asked by a journalist about the rollout of Android 13, the founder and CEO of Nothing- Carl Pei said that the product is more than just version numbers. “A product is more than its specifications, features and version numbers,” are the exact words Pei responded with. There is indeed value in what he said, but for those expecting Android 13 for Nothing Phone, it may be a disappointment (1 It may still be a while before the rollout of the latest Android smartphone operating system begins.
Earlier this week, nothing increased the price of the Nothing Phone (1) in India. The phone was launched at a starting price of ₹32,999 and will now cost ₹33,999 for the base model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Similarly, the 8GB + 256GB storage model will now be priced at ₹37,999. It was previously priced at ₹36,999. On the other hand, the top model will now cost ₹39,999.
The Nothing Phone (1) features a dual camera setup on the back with two advanced 50MP sensors, with the main camera powered by Sony’s flagship IMX766. The smartphone is equipped with a 6.55-inch Full HD+ OLED display with an adaptive refresh rate of 60 Hz to 120 Hz. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the back and front.
The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778+ octa-core processor. The handset is said to offer up to 18 hours of battery life. Nothing claims that the phone can charge from 0 to 50% power in just 30 minutes of charging.