Nothing released a lot of information today. Notable among them was the formal unveiling of its upcoming smartphone name. After all, it will be known as Phone 2a. And based on Nothing’s description, it’s very clear that the Phone 2a is the company’s response to—or at the very least, a close match for—the OnePlus Nord lineup of smartphones, particularly the core edition models. (Techies, enjoy this little history lesson: Carl Pei, the founder of Nothing, launched the original Nord as OnePlus’s final product.)
Nothing stated in a prepared statement that “Phone 2a has been engineered with a focus on providing the optimal daily smartphone experience” and that it is “doubling down on core user needs, with all of Nothing’s expertise and craftsmanship” with its next smartphone.
“Some of the most loved Phone 2 features, while ensuring a clear upgrade compared to Phone 1 on every front,” are features that the Phone 2a will make use of. Nothing further was said in the absence of specifics regarding the design or hardware. It is widely expected that the smartphone, code-named Aerodactyl, will be unveiled somewhere around the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in late February.
The internet has been circulating rumors for a while now that the Phone 2a wasn’t working at all. A revised chassis has been referred to in purported renders, and a different set of rumors suggests that the Nothing Phone 2a version, which comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, will cost less than 400 euros, or slightly less than Rs 40,000 in Indian rupees.
It goes without saying that the Phone 2a could serve as the new entry-point for consumers looking to jump on the Nothing widespread, in which case its 50-megapixel primary camera, MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chip, and rumored 120Hz AMOLED display, combined with Nothing’s “think different” design, make for a fascinating offering. The Phone 1 was launched at Euro 469, while the Phone 2 was launched at Euro 679.
In other news, the company’s CMF spin-off is getting ready to release the CMF Buds and CMF Neckband Pro, two of its more reasonably priced goods. It is known that both the devices and the Phone 2a will launch in India.