Nothing Phone (2a) will come with Dimensity 7200 Pro SoC

Nothing Phone (2a) render
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Speculations about a more affordable Nothing Phone (2a) sparked a lot of interest in the tech community just a couple of months ago. Now, Nothing has officially confirmed the processor used in the Phone (2a), which is none other than the Dimensity 7200 Pro. In this article, let’s round up all the leaks, rumors, and speculations surrounding the Nothing Phone (2a) including its design, specifications, launch date, and pricing.

Nothing  Phone (2a): Rumors Roundup

Glyph Interface Stays

One of the signature design elements of the Nothing Phone lineup is the Glyph Interface. As such, the Phone (2a) will not ditch this signature look but it does undergo some changes. For starters, it is nowhere as pronounced as on the existing Nothing Phones. There are 3 (somewhat curved) strips around the camera module accompanied by a transparent design below.

Nothing Phone 2(a) design

In addition, as teased on their official YouTube channel, the Nothing Phoen (2a) might be enabled with the glyph developer kit, through which the glyph could be controlled through third-party Android apps.

Performance and Storage

The official confirmation is already live on Twitter. The upcoming Nothing handset will feature Meditatek’s Dimenstiy 7200 Pro SoC. It’s an octa-core processor built on TSMC’s 2nd gen 4nm node featuring 2 Cortex A715 prime cores (@2.8GHz) and 6 Cortex A510 secondary cores (@2.0 GHz). Likewise, the officials have confirmed that the Pro moniker stands for the joint collaboration with Mediatek engineers for better software and hardware integration. On the GPU side, there’s Arm Mali-G610 MC4 and HyperEngine 5.0 for handling graphical workloads.

Nothing Phone 2a Processor

And if you were wondering the chipset scores somewhere over 700,000 on the Antutu Benchmark putting it right beside the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 from Qualcomm. The Nothing phone (2a) will come in 12GB RAM + 8GB virtual RAM while the storage is rumored to be  128GB and 256GB.

 

BIS Certification 

The earlier sighting of the Nothing Phone (2a) on the BIS certification site had previously ignited anticipation among tech enthusiasts. This regulatory nod implies that the smartphone could soon make its debut in the Indian market. The model number listed on the certification, A142, has piqued interest, especially when compared to the previously leaked AIN142. While the difference may be attributed to regional variations, it opens the door to the possibility of distinct models catering to different markets.

Bis Certification

Display 

According to the rumors, the Nothing Phone (2a) is expected to sport a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. This feature aligns with contemporary trends, offering users vibrant colors and deep blacks. Additionally, leaked information points to a centrally aligned selfie camera. However, notable speculation surrounds the display technology, with suggestions that it might not incorporate the LTPO panel found in the Nothing Phone (2).

And as we can see from the design, the rear setup will likely include 2 lenses: a primary and an ultrawide housed on a circular island.

Camera and Battery

The Nothing phone (2a) is said to house a 50MP main camera of 1/1.15 inch sensor size and is understood to be coupled with a 50MP ultrawide camera of 1/2,76″ sensor size. The smartphone will support video shooting up to 4K@30 fps and might come with a 16 MP Selfie shooter.

The Nothing phone (2a) will probably house a 5000mAh but nothing has been said much about the charger.

Nothing Phone (2a) Specifications

  • Display: 6.7 inches AMOLED, 120Hz
  • Chipset: Dimensity 7200 Pro
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 6x Cortex-A510)
  • Camera: 50 MP rear camera + 50 MP Ultrawide Camera
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Extras: Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Nothing Phone (2a): Launch Date and Availability

The Phone (2a) is scheduled to launch on the 5th of March, 2024. It is rumored to be priced under INR 25,000 in India and might launch in Nepal as well.

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