Nothing Phone (2) will be released in 2023, according to Pei Yu, the founder of Nothing. He also made some comments regarding the new features that this device will bring. The next Nothing Phone (2), according to Pei Yu, would be “more advanced” than the first-gen model, with software being one of its “primary focuses”. Pei Yu also assessed how the existing Nothing Phones (1) and (2) relate to one another. He said
“Over the past seven to nine years, mobile chips have really been strengthened. That’s why I would avoid calling Nothing Phone (2) the flagship phone because it will make people think that Nothing Phone (1) is not a flagship. Among the products under Nothing, Phone (1) is very important in terms of our own attention. That’s why I chose the word “premium” to describe the Phone (2), which is a more advanced upgrade, but it’s just as flagship as the Phone (1).”
Nothing Phone (2) will focus on the U.S.
Pei Yu further claims that the company will give this a high priority to this device. Also, the Nothing Phone (2) will launch in the US market later this year.
“We’re excited about the U.S. market because it’s a huge country. If you look at the sales of our headsets, about a third of them come from the U.S. If we don’t launch the phone in the U.S., we’re probably going to be losing a third of our sales.”
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Pei Yu further disclosed that Nothing’s inability to satisfy the compliance and functional integration criteria of local telecom operators was a major factor in the company’s earlier failure in the U.S.
“When you make a phone for the U.S., you need to work with the telcos to certify and integrate some of their features into your operating system. Nothing didn’t have the resources to do that before, but now we have.”
The number of staff at Nothing has grown from 200 to 400 since the company’s founding in 2021.