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The Nothing Phone (2) isn’t exactly an expensive phone by modern flagship standards, with prices starting at $599. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for something a little cheaper.
A few days ago the Nothing team confirmed that a new Nothing Phone (2a) is on the way, and that it would put an emphasis on core functionality rather than “the latest and greatest specs.” Now a series of leaks give us a better idea of what to expect from the upcoming phone. Update: The initial leak turned out to be wrong, but @evleaks has shared another image that could be closer to the actual design.
The picture that was first leaked by Smartprix and @OnLeaks showed a phone with a radically different design from the original Nothing Phone (1) and Nothing Phone (2). The biggest difference? There were no LED lights on the back of the phone for Nothing’s signature “light glyph” feature that allows lights to glow in different patterns for notifications.
But that image, shown below, turns out to have been a picture of a different phone that Nothing designed… but never released. The actual Nothing Phone (2a) is expected to have a new camera setup that puts the phone’s dual cameras in a horizontal position closer to the center top area of the phone, rather than stacked vertically along one side.
Earlier leaks had suggested that the phone’s primary camera would be have a Samsung S5KGN9 50MP image sensor, while the secondary camera would be a 50MP Samsung S5KGN1 camera, as well as a MediaTek Dimensity 7200 processor, a 2412 x 1084 pixel, 120 Hz OLED display, and a 32MP front-facing Sony IMX615 camera.
I’d take all of the leaked information with a grain of salt until the phone is officially announced, but we might not have to wait long for that announcement – rumor has it that Nothing could introduce the Nothing Phone (2a) on February 27th during this year’s Mobile World Congress event.
This article was first published February 5, 2024 and most recently updated February 9, 2024.