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None Phone 2 confirmed to launch in summer 2023, to be sold in the US: details


Nothing Phone 2, the company’s upcoming successor to its first smartphone, won’t launch in the coming months. The British startup, which is headed by former OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, on Wednesday confirmed the launch schedule for Nothing Phone 2. The company also confirmed that the second-generation phone will make its way to the United States. While the company has remained silent about the specifications of the upcoming smartphone, it is expected to debut a much more powerful processor under the hood compared to the Nothing Phone 1.

The company announced via an emailed statement on Wednesday that Nothing Phone 2 will launch “this British summer”. This indicates that the phone could be launched between June and September. The company has confirmed that, unlike last year’s model, Nothing Phone 2 will be sold in the United States.

It also didn’t echo his earlier announcement that the second-gen phone would be a “more premium” offering, and be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Series processor. Unfortunately, there’s still no word from the startup which Qualcomm chipset will be used on, but a Qualcomm executive accidentally revealed in March that the phone would be powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC last year.

The phone maker also tweeted the announcement with GIFs of what appears to be the back panel of the upcoming Nothing Phone 2, which appears to have a blinking red LED light. The tweet also links to a landing page, which unfortunately doesn’t reveal any additional information.

Nothing for the Phone 2 is also expected in India, and the phone was reportedly spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) website in March. The phone was spotted by someone with model number AIN065, and it is claimed that it has BIS certification, which brings it closer to its launch in India.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.