Carl Pei: News

Carl Pei is a Chinese-born Swedish citizen well known for co-founding OnePlus and more recently, a technology company called Nothing. Pei dropped out of the Stockholm School of Economics in 2011 and co-founded OnePlus with Pete Lau in December 2013 after years interning at Nokia and working for Meizu and Oppo where he reported directly to Lau. The OnePlus One sold close to a million units in its first year, over 50,000 units more than the company’s initial expectations. In September 2020, Pei exited OnePlus to start Nothing. His new company’s first product is a pair of true-wireless earphones called the Nothing Ear (1). Nothing, the company, is based in London and counts several famous people among its investors including iPod inventor Tony Fadell, Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, and celebrity YouTuber Casey Neistat. Pei has featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2016. In 2019, he was included in the Fortune 40 Under 40 list.

24 May 2024


Carl Pei teases new features for Nothing Phone (3)

Carl Pei, the CEO of Nothing, has stirred excitement among tech enthusiasts by sharing images of the soon-to-be-released Nothing Phone (3) on social media.

29 Jan 2024


Nothing Phone owners can use ChatGPT from their home screen

Nothing Phone owners can now enjoy ChatGPT's voice transcription feature right from their home screen.

01 Jan 2024


Carl Pei confirms new Nothing smartphone, Phone (2a) expected

Carl Pei has teased the arrival of a new Nothing smartphone on X, which could be the much-anticipated Phone (2a).

29 Aug 2023


New leak reveals Nothing CMF's smartwatch, earbuds, and charger details

Carl Pei-led Nothing recently announced a sub-brand, CMF, to focus on the market of affordable wearables and audio devices.

13 Jul 2022


Carl Pei: Life and journey of the man behind Nothing

Nothing just launched its maiden smartphone as a way to reinvigorate the smartphone industry. The man of the hour is none other than Carl Pei, the CEO and co-founder of Nothing.

OnePlus Nord manually assembled by Carl Pei in this video

OnePlus has uploaded a video on YouTube, which depicts the manual assembly of the Nord smartphone by co-founder Carl Pei.

26 Jul 2019


Here's how OnePlus tests cameras on its smartphones

When we use a new product, rarely do we know what goes into creating it. All we care is how the finished product performs. The same is true for tech toys and smartphones.

29 Mar 2018

OnePlus 6

It's official: OnePlus 6 will have a notch

Concerned about the substantial criticism of the notch design that was popularized by the iPhone X, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has come out to not only confirm that the company's upcoming OnePlus 6 smartphone will feature a notch, but also to justify its existence.

01 Mar 2018


OnePlus 6 leaked: Image shows iPhone X-like notch, dual cameras

The high-end OnePlus 6 smartphone is expected to be launched in May or June this year, but leaks about the device have already started surfacing on the web.

16 Nov 2017


OnePlus 5T launch: Here are specs, features, price!

OnePlus is finally releasing its much-awaited smartphone, the OnePlus 5T, at an event in New York's Brooklyn.