An invite system will sell the Nothing phone (1). How do I get an invitation? You join the pre-order waiting list.

Members of private communities are receiving their invite codes right now. Refer friends to move up the queue. However, they must sign up first.

There were currently more than 20,000 people in the queue when this article was written.

You will receive an email with your invite code once it is your turn. You must act within 48 hours.

You will need to make a non-refundable PS20 payment, but you will be able to get additional PS20 credit for the phone (1) and ear (1).

All this builds up to July 12, when Nothing will take orders. Everything up until that point was jockeying for position.

We don't yet know the exact amount of the PS20 deposit that will be taken from the price of your phone. You will still have 14 days to confirm your order.

There is no way to know that supplies will be limited, so the invite system allows community members to get ahead of everyone else.

In addition, fans will have their new phone within a few weeks so that others can pick them up.

The OnePlus One, Carl Pei's first phone, was made available through an invitation system in June 2014. In December 2014, the company celebrated its first birthday by making the One available for free.

However, it is unknown how long the Nothing invite system can last. It will depend on how quickly the company's production keeps up with demand.