I can’t await Nothing to launch this beautiful telephone

Nothing Community Edition Project winner.

Say what you’ll about Nothing, however this model actually has a style for flashy design. After all, what number of telephones on the market gentle up and sync to the beat of music? But the corporate’s newest smartphone endeavor might simply be its finest but.

In March, Nothing introduced its Community Edition Project. The aim was to take concepts from its followers for {hardware} design, with the Nothing Phone 2a serving as the inspiration. The firm additionally has related plans for wallpaper, packaging, and advertising shenanigans. Today, Nothing introduced its profitable entry for the telephone design, and it’s a stunner.

We are very excited to announce Kenta and Astrid as our Stage 1: Hardware Design winners!

Last month, we introduced the Community Edition Project. An industry-first co-creation challenge that invitations our neighborhood to design the last word model of Phone (2a) alongside the workforce at…

— Nothing (@nothing) April 25, 2024

The idea is known as Phosphorescence. If you’ve ever been enamored by glow-in-the-dark aesthetics — or, extra not too long ago, the “glow-in-the-dark” Analogue Pocket game console — this idea could be its loyal interpretation on a telephone. The thought is the brainchild of Kenta and Astrid, who run an structure agency.

“Using green-tinted phosphorescent material finishes, elements of the back of the phone emit a soft glow in the dark,” says the official description. And right here is one of the best half. All that glow is passive. Or, as the corporate places it, purely analog.

Community Edition Project concepts

All these lovely glowing strips you see on the again? Well, they don’t require any energy supply. Instead, they soak up daylight to glow at nighttime, similar to on the Analogue Pocket handheld gaming gadget. As for the fabric, it’s possible some form of photoluminescent plastic sheet, which often contains inorganic phosphors.

These particles get energized when gentle falls on them. Nothing notes that the glow might additionally serve a purposeful function by making it simpler to search out the telephone in darkish environment. What you see within the pictures above just isn’t the ultimate design, although.

Community Edition Project glow in the dark design.

Based on manufacturing complexities and different high quality issues, some adjustments could possibly be made earlier than it’s broadly launched later this 12 months. Overall, the corporate acquired greater than 400 entries earlier than it picked Phosphorescence because the profitable entry.

Stage 1 of the Community Edition is nearly full.

Thank you for all of your entries to this point. If you haven't obtained an opportunity but, don't fear you’ll be able to nonetheless submit your designs by 16 April 2024.

— Nothing (@nothing) April 10, 2024

However, among the submissions that didn’t make the lower had been additionally fairly a sight. Take a have a look at among the submissions within the video above and tell us which one stirs your soul. Personally, I’d be thrilled if Nothing determined to make a Panda-themed model or that red-black tone befitting a Sith lord.

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