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How to buy the Nothing Phone 1 in Australia

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Alex Choros
Jul 13, 2022
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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.

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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. 

When ordering, you can also add on accessories like the Nothing Ear 1 wireless earbuds

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.

Alex Choros
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Alex Choros
Alex Choros is the Group Reviews Editor for Clearlink Australia's local websites - Reviews.org, Safewise, and WhistleOut - and the Managing Editor for WhistleOut Australia. He's been writing about consumer technology for over eight years and is an expert on the Australian telco sector, to the point where he knows far too many phone and internet plans by heart. He also contributes to Gizmodo and Lifehacker, and makes regular appearances on 2GB. Outside of tech, Alex loves long hikes, red wine, and death metal.

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