The Nothing Phone 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the Nothing Phone 1, which was released in 2022. The Nothing Phone 1 was known for its unique design and features, but it had some performance issues. According to android Authority, the mobile phone came with criticisms on its price. However, after a series of price cuts, the market slowly accepted the price of the Nothing Phone 1. Furthermore, over time, the company released several bug fixes that significantly improved the phone's performance since its initial launch. According to the company, the Nothing Phone 2 will be a better device and it will tackle the issues that the previous generation had at launch. To this end, this article takes a look at the Nothing Phone 2 and all that we know about this device as of now including its launch date, price, design, specifications, and more.
Release Date and Launch Event
The launch event for the Nothing Phone 2 will take place on July 11, 2023. The global launch event will be live-streamed on that day at 11 a.m. ET. Also, the launch event will will be hosted on nothing.tech, Nothing's official website. If you can't tune in, don't worry, as GizChina as well as many other tech websites will be covering the event
Nothing has confirmed the launch date, and it has also revealed that the Phone 2 will get three years of software support plus another year of security updates. The launch event teaser video shows the phone's Glyph light panel on the back, similar to the one seen on Nothing Phone 1, and a tentacle appears in the video for undisclosed reasons
The design of the Nothing Phone 1 was the standout reason to buy the phone. The Phone 1 had a unique aesthetic with a transparent-backed design and Glyph lighting. Based on the teaser video released by Nothing, it appears that the Phone 2 will have a similar transparent-backed design, along with some rounder edges.
The Nothing Phone 2 will be the second mobile phone from the company Nothing, founded by Carl Pei. Android Police reports that for the Phone 2, the company has covered all individual components with white or black plates. This gives the back a cleaner look. Furthermore, the report also claims that the Phone 2 will have an aluminum chassis.
91mobile claims that the Phone 2 will be different from the Phone 1 and leaked renders shown by The Verge reveals that the Phone 2 show a curvier design that looks more like a follow-up to the Phone 1. Also, Android Police also reports that this device will have LED strips on the rear to make it stand out.
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From all we have said above, the design of the Nothing Phone 2 is likely a follow-up of the Phone 1 with little tweaks here and there to make it stand out.
While we expect more details of this phone in the coming weeks, here is what we know so far. According to a report from MySmartPrice, we can expect the Nothing Phone 2 to come with a 120Hz adaptive AMOLED display. Techradar also reports that the Nothing Phone 2 will be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 Chipset while MySmartPrice says that we can expect the Nothing Phone 2 to come with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
The Nothing Phone 2 is expected to have better performance than the Phone 1. The new device will have an increased focus on recycled and bio-based materials. The Phone 2 is also expected to have a longer battery life than the Phone 1, which had a short battery life. Under the hood, there will be a 4,700mAh battery to keep its lights on according to a report on Android Authority. At the moment, there is no official information on the display size and camera of this device.
On the software end, Tomsguide reports that the Nothing Phone 2 will run on Nothing OS. This system is designed to be more minimalist as shown in a previous GizChina report. DigitalTrends claims that Nothing has more people working on the software side than ever. We're hoping that the Nothing Phone 2 finally rises up to the expectations with a UI worth talking about. Nothing has officially confirmed that the Nothing Phone 2 will get three years of software support plus another year of security updates. This is good news coming direct from the company.
Price and Availability
Here is what we know about the price and availability of the Nothing Phone 2
- This device is expected to be priced higher than the Nothing Phone 1, which starts at $500
- Dexerto reports that the price of the new device is rumored to be around $600
- It is expected to be in the budget flagship category
- Beebom claims that in India, the expected starting price of the new device is around Rs 45,000. This is a little bit higher than the Rs 43,894.79 starting price of the Phone 1.
- The mobile phone will be available globally
- It will be available in the United States. This is unlike the Nothing Phone 1, which was only released in the U.K.
- It will be sold exclusively through Flipkart in India
The Nothing Phone 2 is a highly anticipated phone that aims to address the performance issues of the Phone 1. It should compete with fully-fledged flagship phones in the market. The Phone 2 will have a similar transparent-backed design to the Phone 1, but with some rounder edges. This device is expected to have better performance and a longer battery life. It will also have an increased focus on recycled and bio-based materials. The Phone 2 will be launched globally on July 11, 2023, and it will retail for $600 or less. While the Phone 1 had some faults, it was still recommended for purchase by many reviews. We expect the Phone 2 to be an even better phone