The next big bet Nothing it would be to launch a cheaper version of the Telephone (2), which we could see very soon. In recent hours, rumors have begun to circulate more strongly that a possible Nothing Phone (2a) would be on the way.
The first to mention the existence of this apparent smartphone was the renowned leaker Yogesh Brar. Through your account on X (Twitter)claimed to have seen a “functional prototype” of the Nothing Phone (2a). And although he indicated that it would inherit some features from the Phone (1) and (2), he mentioned relevant changes such as a new design in the rear camera module.
Now, meanwhile, developer Dylan Roussel Has published an animation that supposedly shows the cheap heir to the Nothing Phone (2). In the short clip you can see that, if true, the mobile would move away from the rear camera inspired by that of the iPhone. Instead of placing the sensors vertically in the upper left corner, they would now appear horizontally and centered.
The rear cover would maintain the LED lighting system that Nothing has dubbed Glyph, although it would only be made up of three pieces. While under the hood, the Nothing Phone (2a) would bring the adoption of a chip as a great novelty Dimensions 7200from MediaTek.
If the latter is confirmed, it would be the first Nothing phone to not use a Qualcomm SoC. Let us remember that the Nothing Phone (1) arrived with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, while the Phone (2) incorporated the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. The Dimensity 7200 is a processor designed for mid-range smartphones whose main focus is on efficiency energy.
Will we see the Nothing Phone (2a) at MWC?
Of course, these first data on the supposed Nothing Phone (2a) should be taken with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, Great expectations are already being generated for the Mobile World Congress 2024. Carl Pei’s firm has already confirmed that it will hold an event at the fair that will take place in Barcelona at the end of February. So no one rules out that there may be news in this regard.
The presentation of Nothing at the MWC will take place on February 27 and, if there really is a Phone (2a) waiting to see the light, it can generate a significant impact. First of all, you have to see what kind of technical specifications this device can bring. Just as it has sought to gain a place in the upper-middle range with a dye proposal. premium like the Phone (2), it will be interesting to study if Nothing can achieve the same in a traditional mid-range that is today crowded with models.
In addition to the software and hardware features that this hypothetical cheap model may bring, it is most likely that much of its success depends on its price. For reference, the Nothing Phone (2) today is sold between 649 and 799 euros, depending on the RAM and storage configuration.
How low should the price of a Nothing Phone (2a) be to attract the public? We still don’t know if the comparison can be the most accurate in technical terms, but let’s not forget that the excellent Pixel 7a is currently available in Europe for 509 euros. We’ll have to wait until MWC to find out what Nothing is up to.