Just when you thought there were already enough smartphones on sale, another device is about to be launched and it could seriously shake up the market. Fledgling tech brand Nothing will officially unveil its new phone (1) on Tuesday, July 12, and it looks set to give Android enthusiasts something totally unique.

Although full details won’t be released until this week’s launch event, Nothing has already teased a whole host of features that are sure to help it stand out from the crowd. Perhaps the most striking difference is the look of this phone with Nothing opting for a design that features a transparent back panel so users can peek inside and see what’s going on under the hood.

This style also allowed Nothing to add an upgrade called Glyph Interface to his phone (1). This technology uses lights embedded under the transparent panel to reveal different alerts such as who is calling or texting.

These lights also indicate charging status without the need to unlock and look at the screen. Other features that have been revealed in images posted by Nothing include a dual-lens camera and wireless charging.

Along with its radical design on the outside, Nothing also gave fans a taste of what things will look like when the power button is pressed, with the company releasing a unique version of Android called Nothing OS.

This brings a look that features striking black wallpapers and a digital style font as well as something called Max Icons and Max Folders which is a new experience for Android.

If you’re wondering where Nothing came from and why Samsung might be looking over its shoulder, there’s a simple answer. This brand, which launched a pair of wireless headphones last year, is the brainchild of tech entrepreneur Carl Pei who originally co-founded the successful OnePlus brand. He left that smartphone brand in 2019 and now hopes to replicate the success with Nothing.

If you want to know more about this new device, Express.co.uk will bring you all the details live from the launch event on Tuesday with kick-off at 4pm BST.

Nothing isn’t the only tech company to launch a phone this month with Google also set to release its cheaper Pixel 6a on July 28.

This device comes with Google’s impressive Tensor processor, which is the same chip found in the higher-end Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.

The 6a also has a 6.1-inch display, dual-lens camera, and long-lasting battery that can last 72 hours on a single charge.

When it goes on sale it will cost just £399, which seems like a bargain.