Nothing Phone (1) Launched At Rs 32,999 In India: Is It Worth The Hype? (Specs, USPs, & More)

It does not come with any charging adapter or protection case.

OnePlus founder Carl Pei’s new consumer technology brand named ‘Nothing’ has entered the Android market with the launch of its first smartphone named Nothing Phone (1).


Brief history

Pei started OnePlus in 2013 along with Pete Lau and left in 2020 to start Nothing.

The first product of the company was Nothing Ear (1) earbuds.

Not so transparent

It has a unique look compared to others with a LED-lighting transparent back panel along with a clean software experience.

However the transparency isn’t quite real, since the device actually comes with a casing inside the glass rear panel that mimics the look of a transparent phone.


The device has a glass body design with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back along with an aluminium frame.

It features a 6.55-inch flexible OLED display with 2400×1080-pixel resolution at 402 ppi. 

There’s HDR10+ support along with 60Hz -120Hz adaptive refresh rate.

Other features

There’s a USB Type-C port for charging along with dual-SIM card slots and support for 5G.

There’s no headphone jack.

It features IP53 splash and dust resistance which helps ensure dust doesn’t accumulate under the transparent rear panel.

Back panel 

This is where the device shines. 

The back panel flaunts an LED light strip pattern powered by the Glyph Interface made up of 900 LEDs.

The lights indicate who’s calling and signals app notifications, charging status and more.

Another use for the light is as a soft light instead of the harsh Flash LED while taking pictures.


There’s a dual-camera setup at the back with a 50 MP Sony IMX766 sensor, ƒ/1.88 aperture, OIS and EIS image stabilisation, HDR and Slo-Mo (120 fps).

Then there’s a 50 MP ultra wide Samsung JN1 sensor with ƒ/2.2 aperture, EIS image stabilisation, Macro (4 cm) and HDR.

On the front is a 16 MP Sony IMX471 sensor with ƒ/2.45 aperture and support for 1080p video recording at 30 fps.

Processor, OS

It is powered by a Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 778G+ (6nm TSMC process) chipset clocked at 1.8GHz with Adreno 642L GPU, LDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage.

Android 12-based Nothing OS handles software on the Nothing Phone (1).

There is thankfully no bloatware.

The device will get 3 years of Android updates and 4 years of security patches every 2 months.


The device contains a 4500 mAhbattery with 33W PD3.0 wired charging, 15W Qi wireless charging with dual charging support and 5W reverse charging.

You should know

The device has no microSD card slot for storage expansion.

It does not come with any charging adapter or protection case.

Launch, Preorder benefits

It will be available in India starting 7 PM on 21 July 2022 on Flipkart.

Preorder benefit includes a Rs 1,000 discount.

Pre-order customers can avail an introductory price for a limited period (-Rs 1000) :

  • 8GB/128GB (Rs 31,999)
  • 8GB/256GB (Rs 34,999)
  • 12GB/256GB (Rs 37,999)

Variant-wise pricing

It is offered with three RAM and storage options and in two colours– Black and White.

  • Nothing Phone (1) 8GB RAM + 128GB price: Rs 32,999
  • Nothing Phone (1) 8GB RAM + 256GB price: Rs 35,999
  • Nothing Phone (1) 12GB RAM + 256GB price: Rs 38,999


The 45W charging adapter costs Rs 2,499.

The original clear case for protection comes at Rs 1,499.

Nothing is also selling a tempered glass at Rs 999.

Here’s an in-depth review of the Nothing phone (1).

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