The Nothing Phone 1 is confirmed, and this startup is hoping to create something truly different. It’s been a few years since a new company joined the smartphone race, but the brand that gave us the Nothing Ear (1) is promising something revolutionary.

Is the Nothing Phone (1) coming to challenge Apple and Samsung?

Nothing certainly has the credibility to do it, since its founder, Carl Pei, helped start up the successful phone brand OnePlus. But with OnePlus now far removed from its original mission of top specs for less, perhaps we’re about to see the Nothing Phone 1 take that now vacant spot in the market.

front view of Nothing Phone (1) Pin
(Image credit: Marques Brownlee)

Here’s what we know so far about the Nothing Phone (1). 

Nothing Phone 1 news (updated June 23)

Nothing Phone 1 cheat sheet: What you need to know

  • The Nothing Phone (1) is coming in summer 2022. The announcement is set for July 12. 
  • The Nothing (1) sports a transparent design, with a back panel that shows off some components, namely a wireless charging coil. 
  • The Nothing Phone (1) will be powered by a Qualcomm chip, though we don’t know which one yet. 
  • Nothing OS promises to be fast and smooth and learns from your usage. Your apps should load and close super fast.
  • The Nothing Phone (1) will offer 3 years of software updates and 4 years of security updates. 
  • Nothing is using dot matrix fonts and retro graphic elements to provide a human touch, such a tape recorder-like design in the voice recorder. 
  • Nothing is promising seamless support for third-party products like AirPods and Tesla vehicles.

Nothing Phone 1: Release date and availability

The Nothing Phone 1 is coming “summer 2022.” The phone’s existence and its name were made official via a Wired interview with founder Carl Pei(opens in new tab), and it was confirmed during the Nothing event. That said, we now know the reveal event will take place on July 12 at 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT / 4 PM BST.


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