Carl Pei is the cofounder, nothing, the London-based company which has so far released by striking phone and two sets of earbuds. Now, the company has finally announced when its second phone will be revealed.
We already knew it was going to be in July, but now we have the exact date and exact time of the unveiling. It’s Tuesday, July 11 at 1 pm London time. That’s 8 am Eastern, or for west coast, early birds, 5 am Pacific.
We already know some details. For example, Pei told me that they have been able to source superior components for this second generation phone. We also know that it will have better audio capabilities, matching in or out doing many rival handsets. And the distinctive transparent design found on all earlier. Nothing products will continue on the second phone as well. It’ll have a lower carbon footprint than the first generation model but a bigger battery inside. Oh, and we know the name of the new handset as well: Nothing Phone (2).
Pei said, “Phone (2) will have more premium experience across the board compared to Phone (1), competing with the very best flagship smartphones on the market today.”
And it looks like one of the most striking things about the first phone, the LEDs, which decorate the back of the phone, and are visible through its transparent glass case will continue to be a part on the second phone’s story. I’m told there will be greater functionality for the Glyphs as they are called on the next phone.
The first phone, Nothing Phone (1) was a breath of fresh air for the smartphone industry, showing you could do more than just have a screen that covered the entire front of the phone. Flip the Nothing Phone (1) over and the transparent back and funky Glyphs made sure that everyone knew what phone you had.
So, why is it a credible iPhone alternative? That’s because, according to Pei, Nothing has one of the highest rates of people switching from iOS to Android. Nothing says it’s between three and four times the average across some markets.
Not long to wait now. Here’s how to watch. Nothing says: ‘Follow the online Phone (2) event with us on Tuesday, July 11 at 16:00 BST at nothing.tech/pages/event’
Read the full article here