The Nothing (2) phone has been spotted on the government website of the Bureau of Indian Standards. 91 mobile, a telephone blog dedicated to the local market. This means that production may be completed and a launch may be imminent.
This is good news for anyone interested in Nothing Phone, not just Indian fans, as Nothing CEO Carl Pei has promised to bring the upcoming Nothing Phone (2) to more markets, making the US a real priority this time, not just a latecomer. . round beta testing area.
We recently heard from chatty Qualcomm executives that Nothing Phone (2) will likely use the company’s late 2022 flagship mobile platform, the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. Gen 2, but the latest chipset is powerful enough to power phones like Galaxy Z Fold 4 portable tablet. This makes it a major upgrade for Nothing.
The 91Mobiles leaks also suggest that the phone could get 12GB of RAM as standard. Combined with a fast chipset, this would make Nothing Phone (2) a serious performer. If Nothing can deliver the phone at the bargain price of the original, that will make it an interesting contender.
Other leaked features of the Nothing Phone (2) include a fast refreshing FHD+ display. It won’t be very sharp, but it should look nice and smooth, especially on this high end platform.
There may also be a 5000 mAh battery, a standard large cell for flagships and large phones. The Nothing phone (2) can support 67W charging, which is faster than any Samsung, Apple or Google phone, another indie win for Nothing.
The characteristics of the camera are not yet impressive. We hear about 50MP sensors, but that doesn’t tell us much. The camera may have some sort of image stabilization, but mileage varies a lot. The 32-megapixel front-facing camera can handle portraits of powerful people.
It (2) sounds like one plus one
Nothing Phone is led by Carl Pei, founder of performance brand Oppo OnePlus. OnePlus started out as an independent phone maker, offering the OnePlus One, a high-performance phone that cuts other corners at a bargain price. It didn’t have a great camera or superior durability.
While Pei’s Nothing Phone (1) was all about design, cool looks and features, it didn’t offer much in terms of performance to turn serious phone fans away from flagships.
If Nothing Phone (2) raises the benchmark significantly, these features, plus the unique design that Nothing is sure to provide, could be the right match for today’s budget phone market.
We’ve heard that Nothing Phone (1) will launch later this year, and there’s no rush, especially given the availability of the cards in the US. We want to see a better phone that works well on our networks, and nothing less.