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How to buy the Nothing Phone 1 in Australia
Resisting the temptation to make a Simpsons joke.
Nothing - the new brand from OnePlus founder Carl Pei - has launched its first smartphone next week, and there's good news for Australians. While OnePlus has never formally launched locally, Aussies can order the Nothing Phone 1 right from the get go. Here's what you need to know.
Nothing Phone 1 Review
Nothing’s first phone is a magnificent mid-ranger with lavish looks and solid specs. Read more of our thoughts in our review.
How to pre-order the Nothing Phone 1 in Australia
If you're hoping to pre-order the Phone 1, you can do so right now through the Nothing website. If you signed up for the waitlist and put down a deposit with a pre-order code, you'll be able to get your phone ahead of everyone else. If you didn't, you can still order the Phone 1, but shipping might take a little longer.
When is the Nothing Phone 1 available?
The Nothing Phone 1 is available to pre-order now. Some models will ship as early as July 17 for those who had a pre-order invite. Otherwise, at time of writing, the earliest ship date is July 26. Some configurations won't ship until early August.
How much will the Nothing Phone 1 cost in Australia?
Australian pricing for the Phone 1 starts at $749 for the entry-level model. Here is the full pricing:
- Nothing Phone 1 with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM: $749
- Nothing Phone 1 with 256GB storage and 8GB RAM: $799
- Nothing Phone 1 with 256GB storage and 12GB RAM: $899
The Phone 1 is available in a choice of white or black. The white model is only available in 256GB configurations.
Will the Nothing Phone 1 be available on a plan in Australia?
You can't get the Phone 1 through Telstra, Optus, or Vodafone. Telcos tend to be quite selective with which brands they range. If you're looking for a plan to go with your Phone 1, here are the most popular SIM-only plans with at least 20GB:
Nothing Phone 1 features and specifications
The Phone 1's hallmark feature is a transparent back. The back panel also houses LEDs that lights up when you get notifications. Light patterns can be customised; for example, you can pair a specific pattern to an individual contact, for an easy way to know who's calling.
In terms of specs, the Phone 1 is powered by a Snapdragon 778+ processor, has a 6.55-inch 1080p+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, at least 8GB of RAM, at least 128GB of storage, and a 4,500mAh battery. It features IP53 splash-resistance and wireless charging. In terms of cameras, you'll find a 50MP primary lens, and a 50MP ultra-wide that can also be used for macro photography.
It ships with Android 12, featuring a Nothing-designed skin.