Nothing Phone (1) Video Showcases Glowing Rear Panel Components Ahead of July 12 Launch

Let’s take a look at the Nothing Phone (1) design details, specifications and other details known so far.


Nothing Phone (1) launch event is slated to be hosted on July 12. The company will launch its first smartphone globally and ahead of the official event, Nothing has teased the device’s rear panel design. The smartphone’s rear panel design was unveiled yesterday, highlighting the transparent shell. Nothing also hosted an in-person event for select media in Switzerland where it showcased the Phone (1).

A video shared by YouTuber Rafael Zeier shows the Nothing smartphone kept inside a transparent glass box. It also highlights some of the unique elements of the phone’s design, including some components that glow and light up. Let’s take a look at the Nothing Phone (1) design details, specifications and other details known so far.

Nothing Phone (1) Design Showcased 

Nothing Phone (1) will be officially launched worldwide on July 12. Ahead of the launch, the company showcased the device’s design in Switzerland. The video shared by Zeier showcases the rear panel of the phone – something that the company has also revealed through its official renders.

A key new design detail revealed through the video is the glowing lights that lit up in certain areas at the back of the device. The lights are around the camera module, at the top right corner and at the bottom. 

It is unknown what triggers these lights. One assumption can be that these are notification lights that light up whenever you receive a message, call or some other notification.

We have seen many smartphones in the past that offer such a feature. Some smartphones use the display’s edges, whereas others come with dedicated hardware. The likes of the OnePlus 10 Pro, and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra light up the edges of the display when the user gets a notification. Oppo, on the other hand, launched the Reno 7 series and the F21 Pro series in India with its Orbit Light where the ring around the camera sensor glows after getting a notification. 

It would be interesting to see if Nothing lets users change the colour of the lights like some of the competition offers. We will have to wait for some official word to get confirmation about the same.

The Phone (1) debuts on July 12. It will come with a Snapdragon chipset, wireless charging support and run Android 12-based Nothing OS out of the box. The device’s specs have also leaked. You can click here to know more about the same.