Carl Pei, the founder of Nothing, has cleverly kept the hype surrounding the company’s first smartphone alive despite revealing almost nothing useful about it. Only a few months remain until the phone’s release, and all we know is that it will include a Qualcomm chip, wireless charging support, and slivers of its design. However, as the event approaches, it becomes clear that the device will go through the same pre-release events as any other smartphone. Leaks are beginning to dispel the mystery surrounding the device, and this one provides some insight into its design and display hardware.
The Nothing Phone 1 will have a 6.55″ OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400, according to TechDroider. It’s about as typical for a mid-premium-class phone as you’ll find these days, if only slightly smaller. Sleek, symmetrical bezels should also improve the viewing experience. If only we could get some refresh rate and brightness figures.
We suspect the Nothing Phone 1 will look a lot like the Galaxy S22+ on the outside — the latter is 6.6-inches in size, has a center-aligned punch-hole for the selfie camera, and has uniform bezels with a flat display, just like the former. It’s exhausting to keep doing this compare-and-contrast exercise when we don’t have enough information to let the phone stand on its own.
Of course, the usual caveats apply: none of this information is official, and it has not been confirmed by any other leaks blogger. Pei previously stated that the handset will be unveiled in “Summer 2022,” with one publication claiming a more specific July 21 launch date, so there’s still plenty of time for supply chain gremlins to commit devious spills. And, as always, the court of public opinion is always open.