Nothing's see-through smartphone is the future of communications. This ambitious and futuristic project sees nothing as sacred regarding design. The transparent phone is designed for seamless all-around communication and data transfer, making interacting with digital information on all sides easier. Some other outstanding features the phone has are:
The Glyph Interface
The Nothing Phone comprises a five-inch OLED touchscreen display and an extra touch panel on the back. The extra touch panel serves as a keyboard or screen reader.
The Glyph interface also allows the user to manipulate information through gestures and touch input without taking their hands off the phone.
The transparent display on this phone has a CMOS sensor hidden behind it. The camera's bitrate is 2M/30fps with a resolution of 640x480. With the gesture of a wave, you can take photos and edit them with the smart editing suite included in the system. Another way of taking pictures is using the back touch panel as if it were an on-screen shutter release button. By placing your hand on the rear touch panel, the phone will automatically focus on the location that is being touched.
The Sensor System
The Nothing Phone's camera has a built-in IMU sensor for gesture recognition, menu navigation, and auto-focus. The system also has air pressure sensors to detect altitude changes and a magnetometer to aid in magnetic declination correction of GPS data. Additionally, the phone has a front and rear ambient light sensor, which can be used for app-controlled lighting and automatic brightness control.
The phone comes in two versions, one with a 2G GSM radio and one with a 3G UMTS radio. The phone's 3G radio supports HSPA+ transfer speeds up to 21mb/s and enables an unlimited data package. The 2G GSM version has a much lower multi-mode data rate— maximum HSDPA 42mb/s— but a significantly cheaper price tag. On top of that, the phone has a Wi-Fi adapter. The high-speed, dual-band adapter allows for two simultaneous connections—one with a 2.4GHz band and one with a 5GHz band.
The Form Factor is Based on a Four-sided Surface
The screen faces the user, with the back touch panel facing the other way. This way, you can place the phone on a table or any other surface and still interact with it in the same way. The front and back touch panels can also be used as multimedia buttons for playback, track selection, and volume control.
The Nothing phone has a bulky 1500mAH lithium polymer battery with an estimated standby time of two days and a talk time of eight hours. It is impressive considering this device's less than 9mm thickness. The Phone also comes with a convenient USB charging cable and charger set to charge the phone in 2 hours fully.
The Materials are Corrosion-resistant, Light-weight, and Durable
Instead of the usual glass and stainless steel found in most smartphones, The Nothing Phone is made of composite materials. The transparent screen is made with a polymer that can absorb high amounts of oxygen concentration and maintain transparency. The body has a light plastic coating that protects from scratches and bumps.
The phone also has a water-resistant coating that protects it from light rain and sweat.
The phone comes with a Bluetooth speaker with an internal amplifier capable of powering the dual stereo speakers, which can get pretty loud. The system also features dual microphones designed to filter ambient noise and enhance the incoming voice of whoever you speak with on the phone.
The Hardware and Software are Open Source
The Nothing Phone is completely open source, meaning you are free to modify it. The source code and schematics of everything are available on the website of the phone's developer. Using the included development kit, you can also make your own apps for the phone. There are also several different Open Source libraries above and beyond those included with the phone that can get used for making more advanced communication applications.
The Security System
The Nothing Phone has a Secure Android Core application that works with several security features built into the OS. These include: Fingerprint lock screen authentication. Secure boot to protect the operating system from malware. Software encryption to encrypt data. Encrypted phonebook, picture gallery, and messaging apps. Permission permissions to safeguard access to sensitive resources and minimize malware risks. All of these features work together to create a more secure system.
The Nothing's see-through smartphone is the first of its kind. Not only does it look cool, but it also runs on Android and has all the modern features. It is a very interesting concept; hopefully, more companies will start producing products like this.