The Nothing Phone (2) will be officially unveiled next month, but thanks to OnLeaks and Smartprix we got the next high-quality renders today. The new design is clearly recognizable as a Nothing product with the transparent back and the prominent Glyph light stripes and is a lot less flashy than in the last renders. But there are some important changes. The company has already confirmed that its second smartphone will have a larger display at 6.7 inches (previously 6.55 inches). In addition, something should change in terms of ergonomics.
The new design features rounded aluminum sides, even the glass panels on the front and back have a slight arc. This is in contrast to the Phone (1), which had square sides and a flat front and back. The light strips for the glyph interface are now segmented. This could give users more granular control over the system, which doubles as a status indicator and notification light.
According to OnLeaks, however, the renderings are based on a pre-series unit that was used for testing purposes. Therefore, there might be some minor changes to the final design. However, major changes are unlikely, which means that the Nothing Phone (2) will stay on a dual camera setup. The flash now has two LEDs instead of just one, but that’s the only addition.
The Nothing Phone (2) will step up to a slightly higher price point with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. A position as a flagship killer, similar to the Xiaomi Poco F5, would be conceivable. The first Nothing Phone launched with a price tag of €470/£400/₹33,000. It remains to be seen whether the price of the new model will increase and how it will perform in the new US market.