Nothing Phone (2): we know more about the release date and the technical sheet
If there’s one person in the smartphone industry who knows how to raise expectations around their products, it’s Carl Pei. The co-founder of Nothing has once again released some information on the next mobile from the firm. Simply named Nothing Phone (2), the brand’s second model was recently presented as an iPhone challenger by the earthy boss in the columns of Forbes.
The opportunity for him to specify that it would be released in the course of next July, and that it would be a global launch. We will therefore be entitled to it in France. This information is not insignificant since it means that it will be available in the United States at the same time as in other markets. This was not the case when the Nothing Phone (1) was launched, which was released across the Atlantic several months after its arrival in Asia and Europe.
Carl Pei also insisted on the importance of this market, largely dominated by Apple. As usual, he explained that he wanted to challenge the Californian giant on his own ground. This is above all a way of getting people talking about one’s product.
A strategy that worked rather well before, since the first version of the mobile still sold 750,000 copies.
A balanced technical sheet
Carl Pei also took the opportunity to deliver part of the technical sheet. He confirmed that the set would run thanks to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. The boss of Nothing specifies that he did not choose the latest SoC from Qualcomm to limit costs, but also because this slightly older version is particularly well optimized. It is true that its teams had been particularly able to take advantage of the Snapdragon 778G + of the previous model.
Autonomy will be ensured by a 4700 mAh battery, ie 200 mAh more than the Nothing Phone (1). We can therefore hope for improvements in this area, even if the chip in question seems to consume a little more energy. Nothing has yet been specified for the photo part. The transparent design and the system of luminous glyphs should once again be part of it.
Regarding the price positioning, Nothing should once again target the upper mid-range segment and offer an effective price/quality ratio.