Nothing Phone (2) is set for a global launch in July, Carl Pei confirms. Carl Pei, the founder of Nothing, has officially announced that the company will be launching the successor to the Phone (1) globally in July.
Carl Pei announces global launch of Nothing Phone (2) in July
In an exclusive interview with Forbes, Pei shared that the Phone (2) will be released simultaneously in the United States, a departure from last year when the Phone (1) took months to reach American shores after its global launch.
Pei emphasized the significance of the U.S. market for the company’s success and expressed his belief that the upcoming device will offer a genuine alternative to the iPhone, catering to consumers across the country.
Furthermore, Pei confirmed that the Phone (2) will boast a 4,700mAh battery, an improvement of 200mAh over the 4,500mAh unit found in the Phone (1). While this may not make it the largest battery among modern smartphones, it will still outperform the 3,900mAh battery of the Galaxy S23 and the 4,323mAh battery of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Regarding the choice of processor, Pei had previously revealed that the Phone (2) will feature last year’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 instead of the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Pei explained that this decision was driven by the fact that the 8+ Gen 1 is a “proven processor” that has undergone extensive testing and continuous optimization since its introduction.
He added that this chip would deliver high-end performance while maintaining affordability, ensuring accessibility to a wider range of consumers.
Pei stressed that Nothing will continue to prioritize user experience over engaging in a specifications race, and the use of the 8+ Gen 1 processor aligns with this philosophy. As the official unveiling of the Phone (2) approaches, it remains to be seen if the new device can match the success of its predecessor, which reportedly sold 750,000 units worldwide.
Pei spoke candidly with Forbes’ David Phelan about the market dynamics in the United States, stating,