On July 12, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei unveiled the Nothing Phone 1, the first smartphone developed by its new company called Nothing. The device features a unique translucent design on the back and related functionality.

Technical specs of the Nothing Phone 1:

  • Display: 6.55-inch flexible OLED, Corning Gorilla Glass, HDR10+, 1,200 nits peak brightness, 60-120Hz adaptive refresh rate;
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+, 2.5GHz, Adreno 642L GPU;
  • Memory: 8/12GB RAM (LPDDR5), 128/256GB (UFS 3.1) storage;
  • Camera: 50 MP (main), 50 MP (ultra-wide), 16 MP (front);
  • Battery: 4500 mAh, 33W wired charging, 15W wireless charging, 5W reverse charging;
  • OS: Nothing OS based on Android 12 with 3 years of Android updates and 4 years of security patches;
  • Network and connectivity: USB-C, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, LTE, 5G, NFC.

Glyph interface

One of the most notable features of the Phone 1 is its light strips on the rear of the device called Glyph interface, which Nothing called "a new way to communicate."

Nothing Phone 1
Image: Nothing

These light strips flash to inform the owner of the smartphone about incoming calls, messages, alarms, etc., and can sync up with the ringtones of the phone. The phone also comes with an IP53 rating for dust and water resistance.


Sales of the smartphone are scheduled to start on July 21. It will be available in two colors – white and black – and three configurations: 8/128GB (£399), 8/256GB (£449), and 12/256GB (£499).

It is reported that the smartphone will be sold in 40 countries, including the UK, Japan, India, and Europe.