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Easter Egg: The Nothing Phone 1 hides two great tributes to Pokémon, and finding them is a challenge

Carl Pei’s obsession with Pokémon has extended to a Nothing Phone 1 full of ‘easter eggs’ related to Pikachu and his fellow adventurers.

That it was a different cell phone they took it to us clucking Carl Pei and all his media machinery almost since the beginning of the year 2022, although the truth is that we have had to wait a long time for the Nothing Phone 1 to finally see it become a medium-sized Android mobile with a distinctive design and a system of lights called The Glyph that is unique in the industry.

For the rest, and far from LEDs and dressings, we are facing a rather ordinary smartphone that looks like a semi-transparent iPhone on the outside and that it has installed a retouched version of Android in the purest Nothing style, with the dots as protagonists, and that save that yes some surprises related to Pokémon to please its creator, who is a fan of this Nintendo saga. The “Glyph Interface” of the Nothing Phone 1 hides this secret musical related to Pokémon.

In fact, it is that we already discovered the first easter egg a few days ago with the complete teardown to the device, as the colleagues of PBKReviews discovered that the bands of cables on the battery of the device indicate the Pokémon brand in what seems like a little joke and a clear nod to Carl Pei and his obsession.

If you want a Nothing Phone 1 you will have to take good care of it: it is very difficult to repair and time, it has been Android Authority who us discovered the second easter egg that Nothing’s engineers have left on your device, this time related to the software and to this new interface of LED lights called The Glyph which can become a kind of “visualizer” for music.

In fact, it is this second Easter egg that Nothing has included in its Phone 1 it is also related to pokemon as you will see since to activate it you have to follow a few simple steps that have a lot to do with “Open” one of the Nintendo monsters from the first Pokémon generation that also internally gave the code name to the Phone 1 during its design and development phases. Activating this secret functionality is very simple, so We will describe the process step by step I’ll leave you the screenshots to illustrate how it’s done:

  • Create the “Open” contact on your Nothing Phone 1.
  • Go to Glyph settings.
  • Find the Ringtones section.
  • Add “Abra” as a contact in that section.
  • Assign the ‘open’ ringtone to “Open”.
  • Music visualizer activated in the Glyph when playing audio!

Following this guide and keeping “Abra” in our contacts with your selected ringtone will be the only way to show us the music “visualizer” functionality in The Glyphwhich will provide us with an effect that follows the rhythm of the audio with the rear lights of the phone when we play our favorite songs.

It is just another curious functionality of this system of lights that Nothing has devised to make your smartphone different and incidentally another wink from Carl Pei and his new company to this trend of easter eggs that Google made popular, leaving also incidentally another reference to a Pokémon universe of which the founder of Nothing is a fan. If you want me to the luminous heart of your Nothing Phone 1 beat to the rhythm of the music now you know how to get it…! And obviously, to clarify, all this has nothing to do with the Android 13 easter egg and the emojis that we met a while ago, and that also will be present as in any other Android device when repeatedly tapping on the Android version in Settings.