No Phone 1: Glowing smartphone presented

The Chinese brand Oneplus recently launched its new top model, the Oneplus 10 Pro smartphone. The company’s co-founder, Carl Pei, has been away from the company for some time. Instead, new products are marketed under the name Nothing. The wireless Ear 1 headphones are already available for around 100 euros and they stand out with their transparent design. For weeks, there have been leaks and reports about the company’s first Android smartphone called Nothing Phone 1. Now the smartphone with the special back has been officially unveiled. According to the manufacturer, there are already over 200,000 pre-orders of the smartphone made in India.

That’s what Nothing Phone 1 offers

Many interested people have high expectations for a smartphone from the Oneplus co-founder. After all, Oneplus has always convinced with a good price-performance ratio. To stand out from the competition in the smartphone field, Nothing Phone has 1 light stripes on the back. In the settings you can specify what the glyph lighting should look like. For example, it can light up to match one of the ten ringtones. In the future, app developers will also be able to access Nothing Phone 1’s LEDs.

  • Screen: 6.55-inch OLED touch screen with 2400 x 1080 pixels, 120 Hz and HDR,
  • chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G +,
  • Camera (back): 50 megapixel main camera with Sony IMX766 image sensor and 50 megapixel super wide angle camera with Samsung JN1 sensor,
  • Camera (front): 16 megapixels,
  • Battery package: 4,500 mAh,
  • Load: With up to 33 watts (via USB-C cable) or with a maximum of 15 watts wirelessly

In addition to the special back cover, Nothing Phone 1 comes with Android 12 and its own Nothing OS interface. As Carl Pei explains, nothing wants to build a closed ecosystem in the future, analogous to the Apple iPhone. For this purpose, they also want to sell white-label products to other companies. The Nothing company also owns the Essential Phone brand from Android founder Andy Rubin.


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In the first hands-on by Golem’s colleagues, Nothing Phone 1 had to convince with flawless craftsmanship and the optimal screen. From July 21, 2022, T-Mobile will offer Nothing Phone 1 with a contract. Nothing Phone 1 is available without a mobile phone contract at a price of around 470 euros and the highest memory configuration costs 550 euros. The most expensive model offers 12 gigabytes of RAM and 256 gigabytes of memory, the cheapest version offers 8 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigabytes of flash memory. According to Nothing, there will be four years of security updates and three new versions of Android for Phone 1.

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Nothing Phone 1 collection:

  • The company of Oneplus co-founder Carl Pei officially unveiled Nothing Phone 1 after there had already been a series of leaks. According to the manufacturer, there are said to be 200,000 pre-orders.
  • With a back cover with LEDs that can display notifications and the Nothing OS surface, the Phone 1 should stand out from other Android smartphones. In the future, Nothing wants to build an ecosystem and offer white label products e.g.
  • Nothing Phone 1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G + and has a 6.55-inch OLED touch screen. Two 50 megapixel lenses are installed as a camera on the back, and a 16 megapixel camera lens is on the front.
  • Nothing Phone 1 will be available from July 21 at prices between 470 euros and 550 euros.

Sources: Nothing, Golem

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