Nothing has officially confirmed the upcoming release of its latest handset, the Nothing Phone (2a). The company has been tight-lipped about the details, but the confirmation puts the rumours to rest, at least regarding the device’s name.
Nothing Phone 2a Launch Date
Nothing India has confirmed the launch date of the Phone 2a, which is now set for March 5, at 5PM IST. Alongside this revelation, the brand has teased the impending launch of two additional products: the CMF Buds and CMF Neckband Pro, both slated for release in India. Although specific details about these products are still under wraps, leaks have offered glimpses into their potential features.
Despite keeping much of the Nothing Phone (2a) under wraps, Nothing did share that the new device will inherit some of the popular features from its predecessor, the Nothing Phone 2. This suggests that the Phone (2a) might be a scaled-down version of the Phone 2, emphasising delivering an optimal daily smartphone experience.
Nothing Phone 2a Design
As revealed by Smartprix, the Phone (2a) design is a complete revamp from what we have seen from Nothing in the past. The tagline for the device, which says “Fresh eyes” points at the camera layout of the device which resembles the two eyes of a human. Compared to the Phone (1), there’s one downgrade where the number of Glyph LEDs has gone down from five to three, along with a reduced size as well.
These glyphs reside around the camera module of the Phone (2a). Below the camera layout, there’s a transparent design which shows some of the neatly implemented cable design. There’s also a red box below the cameras with the power button on the right and the volume rocker on the left.
Nothing Phone 2a Price
Nothing has not yet revealed the official pricing details for its Phone (2a). However, it is expected to be more affordable than its predecessor, the Phone (2). The original Nothing Phone (2) was launched in India with a starting price of Rs 44,999. The Phone (2a) is expected to be priced under Rs 40,000, ideally even below Rs 35,000, considering the current lower price of the original device at Rs 36,999.
Nothing Phone 2a Specs
The company confirmed that the Phone (2a) will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Pro chipset. It is an 8-core chip, clocking speeds up to 2.8 GHz, paired with up to an expansive 20GB RAM thanks to the new RAM Booster technology. Nothing says that this results in a performance that is 18% more powerful than Phone (1) and 16% more efficient in terms of battery consumption compared to Phone (1)
Additionally, Nothing has introduced Smart Clean technology, enabling Phone (2a) to regularly clean out-of-order file fragments – an optimisation that boosts read and write speeds. This ensures that Phone (2a) feels as fast as it did on day one, even after years of use, claims the brand.
Leaked information on the Nothing Phone 2a has also suggested some features. The device is rumoured to sport an OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, a feature commonly found in mid-range phones in India. With a screen size of around 6.7 inches, under the hood, the Phone 2a might be equipped with 8GB and 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Operating on the latest Android 14 OS, the Phone is expected to feature a dual-camera system, with both the lenses boasting a 50-megapixel resolution.