Nothing is working on a more affordable device to complement the Phone (2) in its roster. This has been referred to by various leaksters as Phone (2a), and it’s expected to be unveiled at the end of February during MWC in Barcelona.

Today a video of a sketch of the handset has been leaked, showing us its purported camera arrangement, which looks nothing like any previous Nothing device. The Phone (2a) will thus be more easily identifiable as the cheaper one, which is important to some.

Nothing Phone (2) render 1
Nothing Phone (2)

Nothing Phone (2a) Specifications

The camera is surrounded by three Glyph LED light strips, way smaller than what we have seen on the Phone (1) and Phone (2). Nonetheless, the LED light still seems to have support for app notifications and integrations, similar to the Phone (2).

Under the hood, the Phone (2a) is expected to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 7200 SoC, an octa-core chip announced earlier this year.  It features two Cortex-A715 cores with a high frequency of 2.8GHz and six Cortex-A510 cores. There’s also a Mali G610 MC4 GPU for handling visuals on the device.

The leak also refers to the Phone (2a) by the codename “Pacman,” which fits with Nothing’s tradition of using classic video game names for their phones (Phone (1) was “Spacewar” and Phone (2) was “Pong”).

As for when we can expect to see the Nothing Phone (2a) in stores, it looks like we might have to wait until the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February. Nothing has confirmed an event in Barcelona on February 27th with the tagline “Nothing to see.” This could be a hint at the Phone (2a)’s launch.

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