Nothing phone (1) could launch with an official case that complements its design

Details on the upcoming Nothing phone (1) have been scarce despite a recent reveal of the phone’s back design. The much-hyped smartphone, the second product from London-based startup Nothing, will feature a unique, semi-transparent back panel that will provide insight into some of the phone’s internal elements. However, due to the new design, some users are concerned about the protection of the phone such as hitting a case on the Nothing phone (1).

After all, a case on the phone (1) would mean that the design – one of the characteristic features – would be completely hidden. Added to this concern by US-based tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee, known for his channel SMEHD† In a tweet, Brownlee shared how a case on the Nothing phone (1) would completely take away from the aesthetics of the device. But Nothing founder Carl Pei said the company has “covered” that problem.

His tweet refers to the fact that we can see the phone (1) launching with a case/cover of some sort that will either mimic the phone’s design or have its own transparency to let the underlying design shine through.

Note that we still don’t know whether this Nothing phone (1) will be bundled with the smartphone case or whether users will have to buy it as a separate accessory, although the latter seems more likely, according to a new leak on Twitter.

Twitter tipster Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) also dropped a new clue pointing to the secret Nothing phone case (1). The tweet shares a screen grab that suggests the Nothing phone (1) case will also be sold on Flipkart in India, the same e-commerce platform where the phone will also be sold next month.

Nothing phone (1): what we know so far

The Nothing phone (1) will be launched next month on July 12 and is expected to go on sale shortly after. While the internal specs of the phone are still being kept secret, we know that the phone will have a dual rear camera, wireless charging support and a Qualcomm chipset inside.

Leaks have suggested that the phone could have a higher mid-range chipset, likely the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 under the hood, and that we may see 45W wired charging support on the device, although this is yet to be confirmed. We should know more about the phone in the weeks ahead of its launch.

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