Nothing Phone 2 is confirmed to launch in July, founder and CEO Carl Pei said in an interview with Forbes. Previously, the company had teased a “British summer” timeline for launch without sharing the exact timeframe, but the interview reveals some juicy nuggets about Nothing’s upcoming “premium” phone, the official launch window included. Going by history, one can assume Nothing will launch the Phone 2 in India around the same time, maybe even simultaneously alongside global markets.
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The Phone 2 is already confirmed to be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship- but dated- Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, theoretically giving it about 80 percent faster performance than the relatively more mid-range Phone 1 with the Snapdragon 778G Plus inside. The argument being given behind choosing the 8 Plus Gen 1 – and not the Gen 2 – is that the chip’s been around for a while which has given both Nothing, and presumably app developers, ample time to optimise which should entail in Phone 2 being able to eke out better performance from it. But we’ll see.
The latest interview also confirms that the Phone 2 will be fuelled by a 4,700mAh battery which is 200mAh up from the Phone 1’s spec-sheet but falls short of the 5,000mAh industry standard. That said, with good optimisation, the Phone 2 might spring a surprise so fingers crossed there, too.
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The Phone 2 is an important product for Nothing even as the company sets sail for US waters for the first time since its conception. Hardware of course is critical, but the Phone 2 will also rely a great deal on software as a key differentiator from giants like Samsung and Apple to make a case for itself. The company has apparently onboarded about 100 people just to look into and focus on the software of the Phone 2. The phone’s design, too, is highly-anticipated especially after the strong foundation laid by the Phone 1.