After months of teases, Nothing is lastly prepared to point out its second smartphone to the world. The corporate will maintain a Nothing Telephone 2 launch occasion on July eleventh at 11AM Jap, with a livestream obtainable via the official web site. The preview picture does not present a lot, though we would word that the signature Glyph lights aren’t fairly the identical as on the Telephone 1.
The Telephone 2 could also be extra essential than its predecessor for one principal motive: it is the primary Nothing handset coming to the US. Till now, you have needed to both take part in a restricted beta program or take an opportunity on an import. Should you’ve made that leap, you have handled gaps in community protection (similar to lacking 5G) and no actual technical assist. An official US launch ought to enhance wi-fi assist and attain a wider viewers, particularly if carriers promote the telephone themselves.
Nothing founder Carl Pei has described the Telephone 2 as a extra premium gadget than final yr’s mannequin, which shipped with a Snapdragon 778G+ chip and different principally mid-range specs. The corporate has already confirmed it can use the marginally previous (however noticeably sooner) Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. That will even ship improved digicam efficiency, similar to RAW HDR images and 4K video at 60 frames per second. It isn’t sure if there are upgrades to the cameras themselves or different key parts.
Software program may play an essential function. Inverse claims Nothing OS will probably be extra “distinct” on the Telephone 2, with a extra polished expertise developed in-house relatively than outsourced. The telephone maker reportedly has a a lot bigger software program group that now consists of a number of veterans from OnePlus, Pei’s former outfit.
Whether or not or not Nothing makes a big dent within the US market is one other matter. Apple and Samsung dominate the American telephone panorama, with even well-known names like Google and Motorola trailing nicely behind. OnePlus hasn’t made vital inroads regardless of the backing of Chinese language tech big Oppo. The Telephone 2 will not essentially should be an enormous hit to succeed, however Nothing is going through rivals with many extra sources at their disposal.