CMF Phone 1: Leaked Specs, Price, Design, and More

Nothing’s quite good at the art of teasing its upcoming products, but the brand’s X handle tweeting about the upcoming CMF-branded phone was pretty confusing. CMF’s first smartphone is almost here, and from the leaks and teases so far, it’s turning out to be an interesting product. So, to keep you updated on all the leaked details, right from the design and specs to the price, we have curated this piece about the CMF Phone 1.

Update: improved readability and added the latest CMF Phone 1 pricing leak on June 14, 2024

CMF Phone 1: Display and Build

Nothing posted on X that the CMF Phone 1 could feature a plastic back, albeit a replaceable one as there was a tiny screw on the lower side of the device. Some reports also suggest vegan leather back panels on some device variants. The company also posted a 15-second video teaser showcasing the physical dial on the Phone 1 and CMF Buds 2. Weirdly, the lanyard dial design on Phone 1 shown in the video suggests the dial may not sit flush at the back of the device.

Besides that, the CMF by Nothing X account also posted a teaser, confirming the CMF Phone 1 nomenclature and revealing more design elements. The image shows the device in the orange colorway with a circular knob on the right side, believed to be a lanyard dial.

CMF Phone 1 Orange

Now, while we are not 100% sure of the complete design of the CMF Phone 1 based on the previous and latest images that are in different colorways. Here’s a fan-made render of how the device could end up looking in different colors.

CMF Phone 1 fan made renders
Image Courtesy: X/ Rahul Janardhan

Moving to the front, we expect the display to be a 6.67-inch 120Hz Full-HD+ AMOLED panel with a punch-hole camera, the same as the Nothing Phone (2a), but so far, that’s all we know. The bezels might be thicker here, as per some leaks, making it one of the biggest differentiating factors between the CMF Phone and Phone (2a). This makes sense considering the CMF Phone 1 will be a budget offering and priced lower than the Phone (2a).

The back will be clean with no Glyph lights, which is one of the major differentiating factors as compared to all Nothing Phones released to date. The rear panel will host two cameras on the left side.

CMF Phone 1: Leaked Specifications

The CMF Phone (1) is rumored to be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 7200. For those unaware, the Dimensity 7200 is an octa-core chipset with 2 x Cortex-A715 cores and 6 x Cortex-A510 cores. A few reports also suggest that CMF Phone (1) could have the MediaTek Dimensity 7300.

The processor used in the Phone (2a) was the 7200 Pro, which Nothing and MediaTek co-developed but the leaks so far suggest vanilla 7200 on the CMF Phone 1. We’re still not sure if the CMF Phone 1 will feature the Pro version.

dimensity 7200 pro comparison with snapdragon 7s gen 2 and snapdragon 782g
Image Courtesy: Nothing

Either way, the Dimensity 7200 is a tried and tested chipset that brings great value for money for a mid-range device. The storage type will likely be UFS 2.2 alongside LPDDR5 RAM. The base variant is rumored to have at least 128 GB of storage and 6 GB RAM. There could be a higher 256GB + 8GB variant as well.

CMF Phone 1: Software and Battery

The leaked images of the CMF Phone 1 indicate that the phone will be running the latest version of Nothing OS, i.e. Nothing OS 2.6.0. The phone will launch with Android 14 out of the box. Similar to the Phone (2a), it should receive up to three major Android updates.

CMF Phone leak
Image: @Technerd_9 on X

The battery from the leaked images is expected to be a 5,000 mAh unit, like the Phone (2a). The rumors suggest the charging speed could be 33W, a significant reduction from its cousin’s 45W fast charging speed.

CMF Phone 1: Potential Camera Setup

The CMF Phone (1) could feature dual cameras in a vertical arrangement on the left side, unlike the Phone (2a)’s central camera unit. The primary camera could be the same 50MP Samsung GN9 wide sensor used in the Phone (2a). The secondary might not be the 50MP ultra-wide camera on the (2a) but a downgraded 8MP snapper.

The primary camera will most likely feature OIS. The punch-hole selfie camera is expected to be a 16 MP camera, further suggesting the CMF Phone 1 is a rebranded Phone (2a).

On the connectivity front, we expect things to be similar to the Phone (2a) due to many similarities already. This includes Wi-Fi 6 support, Bluetooth 5.3, Dual-SIM card slots, and a USB 2.0 Type-C port. However, rumors suggest the CMF Phone 1 might not feature NFC, whereas the Phone (2a) does.

CMF Phone 1: Leaked Price

The lack of Glyph lighting, slower charging, and an inferior build compared to other Nothing devices could help Nothing bring the costs of the CMF Phone (1) down significantly.

According to a popular tipster Yogesh Brar, the retail box price of the CMF Phone (1) is supposedly Rs. 19,999 in India, Rs. 4,000 less than the Nothing Phone (2a). While there are no images as proof to back the claim up, Yogesh’s track record makes the leak quite trustworthy.

In conclusion, Nothing is yet to confirm the official specs and pricing, so take the leaks and rumors with a grain of salt. Also, the CMF Phone (1) is shaping up to be a “fierce competitor” in the sub-Rs 20,000 price segment in India.

What are your thoughts on the CMF Phone (1)? Do you think Nothing’s headed in the right direction with it? Let us know in the comments section.

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