Nothing has announced the release date of its new smartphone. The published teaser says that the Nothing Phone (2a) will be presented on March 5th. It was also noted that it will debut in the US as part of the “Developer Program”, and not a large-scale official release. At the same time, the developers did not show a single photo of the device, and also did not talk about its parameters and cost.
The “developer program” is similar to how Nothing approached the launch of its first smartphone in the US. Interested parties could pay $299 to participate in the “testing” of the Nothing Phone device. At the same time, Phone (2) was launched more fully: although it was not certified to work on Verizon networks, it was fully compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T equipment.
Nothing hasn’t officially confirmed that Phone (2a) will be a more affordable alternative to Phone (2), but that’s likely the case. In the absence of data on the device’s specifications, rumors have emerged indicating that the Phone (2a) will be equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 7200 microprocessor and will cost around $430. In terms of design, it is expected that the smartphone will receive a simplified version of the proprietary Glyph backlight of three light areas, and not 11, like the Phone (2). It is also possible that the dual main camera will be placed in a horizontal block, which will make it look like a pair of eyes.
Although the Nothing Phone (2a) will launch no earlier than next month, more information about the new product may appear sooner. The fact is that the developers plan to attend the annual MWC 2024 exhibition, which will be held at the end of February in Barcelona. It can be assumed that during this event more will be known about Phone (2a).