Nothing announces remarkable and inexpensive CMF Phone 1

CMF, the budget brand of Nothing, has announced a phone for the first time. The CMF Phone 1 has a curious design with interchangeable back and an attachment point for accessories. But most notable is its low recommended retail price.

There are a number of specifications that are not reminiscent of a cheap device. For example, the CMF Phone 1 features a 2000-nits bright, sharp Full HD+ resolution and colorful Super AMOLED display. The MediaTek Dimensity 7300 with 8GB of RAM memory can also be called premium mid-range, to say the least.

CMF by Nothing Phone 1: overview of available colors
Phone 1 of CMF by Nothing

Still, the CMF Phone 1 comes with a suggested retail price of $199. The device is powered by Nothing OS version 2.6 which is based on Android 14. Nothing promises 2 years of OS updates and 3 years of security updates.

Accessory Point

The back of the CMF Phone 1 includes a 50MP f/1.8 camera and a depth camera. So an ultra-wide-angle camera for landscape photos is missing. At the back, four steel screws stand out. This makes the Phone 1 one of the few phones with interchangeable backs.

Nothing CMF Phone 1 with accessories
CMF Phone 1 with Accessory Point

You do not reach the battery with this, so it is not interchangeable. However, you can insert other backs. Nothing also brings accessories, and uses the round Accessory Point for this. You attach a card case, a stand or a lanyard to it.

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CMF Phone 1 price

The Nothing CMF Phone 1 will be in stores from July 23, 2024 in versions with 8+128GB and 8+256GB of storage. Available colors are Black, Orange and Light Green. Prices start at €199 and go up to €269 for the 8+256GB model.

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