The unique Nothing Telephone 1 is a crucial unbiased launch, if solely as a result of the telephone world is dominated by so few gamers. With the Nothing Telephone 2, founder Carl Pei hopes that lightning will strike repeatedly, and this time it seems like he’s bringing extra of his profitable authentic OnePlus system to the upcoming handset.
Regardless that Nothing is a smaller participant within the telephone market, it has some huge identify tech traders backing the corporate, together with former Apple and Subsequent government Tony Fadell. Nothing CEO Carl Pei constructed OnePlus from the bottom up into Oppo’s efficiency model, and based Nothing when he left.
OnePlus began as a cut price telephone firm providing handsets with premium efficiency. It sacrificed some digital camera specs and sturdiness options like water resistance in favor of sooner chipsets and dazzling shows.
The unique Nothing Telephone 1 appeared extra like a design idea, and the cool lighting and software program options stood out, however efficiency was significantly missing. The subsequent Nothing Telephone 2 seems to alter that system and compete extra straight with critical flagship telephones.
The primary Nothing Telephone additionally launched in restricted markets, with out US availability. Regardless that Nothing supplied the telephone to the US in a beta program, native carriers had been hesitant to sing its praises with out correct native testing. This yr, we count on the Nothing Telephone 2 will launch extra extensively, and Pei has hinted that the US market might be a high precedence for the corporate.
Lower to the chase
- What’s it? Nothing’s sequel to its design stand-out, now with extra energy
- When is it out? Later in 2023, in all probability Q3 however may very well be sooner
- How a lot does it price? The final 1 was low cost, however this one is extra highly effective, so…
Nothing Telephone 2: launch date and value
The primary Nothing Telephone 1 arrived in July, 2022, and we count on the sequel will take a bow a while after the primary anniversary, and doubtless later within the yr. Leaks counsel a Q2/Q3 timeframe for this yr, per the Indian native telephone market website 91Mobiles, and with the aggressive new elements we’re listening to about, we would assume a later date is a safer guess.
The unique Nothing Telephone 1 was obtainable for £399 / €469 / AU$749 when it launched, with no US availability. The telephone was briefly obtainable beneath a so-called ‘beta’ program within the States, and you might purchase the mannequin with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $299. The corporate’s website exhibits no fashions are presently obtainable to US clients, nevertheless.
Nothing CEO Carl Pei has mentioned that not solely will the Nothing Telephone 2 launch within the US, he expects the US market might be a precedence for this upcoming telephone. What does that imply? It means assist for extra US 5G bands than the Nothing Telephone 1, hopefully, as a result of the unique telephone did not work correctly on each US community.
We do not have particular specs for the following Nothing Telephone, however we’re listening to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage are doubtless, a minimum of in a single configuration. Many premium-bargain telephone makers are consolidating the mannequin variations, so hopefully each Nothing Telephone 2 will include loads of RAM and storage.
Nothing Telephone 2
Nothing Telephone 2: design and show
The largest thriller concerning the Nothing Telephone 2 must be the design, as a result of the design of the Nothing Telephone 1 and its distinctive design options had been the standout cause to purchase the telephone. We do not know if Nothing will hold the identical form of lighting options, evolve into one thing extra superior, or strive one thing solely new.
Rumors counsel that the following Nothing Telephone will get a barely bigger show, as much as 6.67 inches from the unique 6.55-inch display screen. If the decision would not additionally improve, that may imply the show might be barely much less sharp, but it surely should not be noticeable. We’re additionally listening to the Telephone 2 will refresh at 120Hz, like the unique Nothing.
In any other case we do not know if there might be important new design enhancements. The unique Nothing Telephone 1 was solely IP53 waterproof, which is sweet for a light-weight splash however not a heavy downpour. It used Gorilla Glass 5, which was Corning’s greatest glass in 2016. Telephones right this moment must be far more sturdy throughout.
In any case, rumors of the brand new design will even give us an thought of the telephone’s anticipated launch and availability. We typically see near-final telephone design round three months or so earlier than launch, and the actual fact we’ve not gotten any good hints but may imply that we have now for much longer to attend in 2023.
Nothing Telephone 2: digital camera and battery
One of many earliest leaks we heard concerning the upcoming Nothing Telephone 2 steered that it could have a brand new digital camera lens and sensor, along with the 2 50MP cameras on the Nothing Telephone 1. The subsequent telephone ought to get a 3rd digital camera on the identical decision, although we do not know something extra about its capabilities.
The Nothing Telephone 1 had a large and an ultrawide digital camera, so it could make sense for a successor to get some degree of zoom images. Even a 3X zoom could be welcome, each for longer attain and higher portrait photographs. We additionally have not heard if the sensors themselves will get an improve for the following technology.
What sensor Nothing chooses for its new addition may make a dramatic distinction. In our Nothing Telephone 1 evaluate, we seen that the extensive digital camera, which apparently makes use of a typical Sony sensor, carried out significantly better than the ultrawide digital camera. The latter packs the identical 50MP, however on a a lot smaller sensor, so these pixels accumulate much less mild.
In different phrases, the Nothing Telephone 2 may use higher sensors on the secondary cameras, not simply extra sensors.
The selfie digital camera is rumored to double in decision, from the 16MP photographs on the Nothing Telephone 1 to a brand new 32MP sensor for the Telephone 2. The unique telephone located that selfie digital camera within the higher left nook of the show. We’re undecided the place the brand new selfie cam will discover itself.
For the battery, a much bigger show means extra room for a much bigger battery, and we’re listening to the modest display screen improve will even convey a modest battery increase. The cell ought to step up from 4,500 mAh to 4,700 mAh, a marginal improve.
Fortunately, we’re listening to that Nothing may increase its charging prowess, and the brand new telephone may double the wattage to a 67W wired charging fee. That ought to present a full cost in lower than thirty minutes, if Nothing Telephone 2 costs at a comparable fee to opponents.
Nothing Telephone 2: specs and options
Whereas the unique Nothing Telephone 1 was all about design, delivering middling efficiency with a low price ticket to match, the Nothing Telephone 2 will get an improve. Qualcomm executives just lately dropped blatant hints that the Nothing sequel will get 2022’s greatest Snapdragon, the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.
If you happen to’re nervous that the Nothing Telephone 2 will not rise up in opposition to 2023 flagships with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 platform, keep in mind that powerhouse telephones just like the OnePlus 10T and the Galaxy Z Fold 4 premiered with Qualcomm’s updates Gen 1. It is going to present a critical increase over the Nothing Telephone 1’s Snapdragon 778 mid-range chipset.
In any other case, little is thought concerning the upcoming Nothing Telephone 2 and what it will probably do. We will be positive it’ll run the Nothing OS on high of Android, doubtless Android 13, because the timing suggests the telephone will launch earlier than builders would have an opportunity to check and improve Google’s subsequent Android iteration.
The first characteristic on the Nothing Telephone 1 is the LED array on the again of the telephone, which will be lit in a wide range of patterns to show particular notifications, present your battery and charging ranges, or present a light-weight for the digital camera. It might be good to see Nothing take this a step additional, and it could be a disgrace if the signature LED lighting had been deserted for a subsequent technology.
|Nothing Telephone 1
|Nothing Telephone 2 (rumored)
|159.2 x 75.8 x 8.3mm
|161 x 74.5 x 8.3mm
|Most important show:
|6.55-inch, 1080 x 2400, 120Hz, HDR10+
|6.67-inch, 1080 x 2400, 120Hz
|Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
|8GB / 12GB
|?? / 12GB
|128GB / 256GB
|?? / 256GB
|Nothing OS 1.5.3, Android 13
|Nothing OS, Android 13
|Main digital camera:
|50MP, f/1.9, 24mm, OIS
|Ultrawide digital camera:
|50MP, f/2.2, 114-degrees
|Telephoto digital camera:
|Entrance digital camera:
|33W wired, 15W wi-fi