Nothing made its first-ever smartphone official earlier today, the Nothing Phone (1). We’ve already covered the phone’s launch, and talked about its specifications, as well as its cameras. This time around, we’ll focus on the battery aspect. The Nothing Phone (1) supports both wired and wireless charging, but there’s a reason its box is very thin.
The Nothing Phone (1) doesn’t include a charger
You guessed it, the Nothing Phone (1) does not come with a charger. You will get a Type-C cable on the inside, but you’ll have to provide a charger. Speaking of which, PD3.0 wired charging is supported, up to 33W. So, you can get either Nothing’s official charger, or something that supports the same standard. Nothing warns you should only charge the device with chargers compatible with Quick Charge 4.0.
What about wireless charging? Well, the device does support it, an open standard. It supports 15W Qi wireless charging with dual charging support. On top of that, Qi reverse wireless charging is also supported, up to 5W.
You’re probably wondering how large its battery is. Well, the Nothing Phone (1) comes with a 4,500mAh battery pack, and that battery pack is not removable of course.
The device does support 33W wired & 15W wireless charging
So, how long will it take for you to charge this battery pack? Well, 33W charging is not the fastest around, but it will be more than enough for most people. We can’t really say exactly, as we haven’t really tested the phone yet, but Carl Pei said it takes “around an hour” to fully charge. That is based on similar charging offerings on other phones.
15W Qi wireless charging will take considerably longer, of course. You can use that wireless charging with basically any Qi charging compatible charger, though, which is a good thing.
It remains to be seen how long will this battery last on a single charge. It’s not exactly the biggest battery pack on the market, but on the flip side, this is a 6.55-inch fullHD+ display. It does offer a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.
The phone’s Snapdragon 778G+ SoC will help with battery consumption as well, as it’s not particularly power-hungry. It will be interesting to see how will all those aspects combine with the software, and how long will the battery last.