Nothing’s first CMF phone could be customized with rotary dial and stand extensions

Today’s teaser seems to confirm that the phone’s rotary dial will function in at least a similar way to the one on the CMF Buds to accommodate accessories. Additionally, the dial can be unscrewed and swapped out for optional accessories, including a lanyard holder and a foldable kickstand.

Does it offer additional functionality? There are no cryptic teasers, but the dial shown is reminiscent of the clever dial on the CMF Neckband Pro headphones, which is used to control volume, playback, and active noise cancellation.

Previously, the CMF account had shared images of the rear that showed easily accessible screws and a small screwdriver that fit the brand’s aesthetic. The teasers strongly hinted that the device would feature an easily removable rear panel, which seems to have been confirmed today in a post that included images of the panel itself in black, blue, light green, and orange.

Can I replace the back panel of the CMF Phone 1 with one with a longer battery life?
Image: Nothing

It’s unknown if other companies are making alternative rear panels, but looking closer it appears the device could use panels that house a larger battery (similar to a Mophie Juice Pack or the Motorola phones that supported “Moto Mods” a few years ago) or a wallet for storing credit cards and ID.

It’s also unknown whether removing the back panel will allow for easier access to the CMF Phone 1’s internals, including the battery. However, it’s possible that this feature is more focused on tweaking the look and functionality than improving repairability.

In addition to announcing the CMF Phone 1 on July 8 at 5 a.m. ET, the brand will also debut its CMF Buds Pro 2 and Watch Pro 2 during its “Community Update” event.

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