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Nothing Phone 2 release date: Everything you need to know
Nothing’s first phone, named simply the Nothing Phone 1, was a surprise success. The phone launched with fair criticism on its pricing, but subsequent discounts made it a better deal. Over time, the company also fixed a lot of issues with the software, improving the camera and making the phone a much better product a few months after launch. Now we’re approaching a new cycle with the much-hyped Nothing Phone 2. When will the Nothing Phone 2 release? We bring you all the details on its release date and sale.
The Nothing Phone 2 will launch in the summer. Although we don't know anything more specific than that, our guess is a July 2023 launch, lining up with the July 2022 launch of the Phone 1. The phone will then be available for purchase a week or two later. The phone is also confirmed to be launching in the United States.
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When is the Nothing Phone 2 coming out?
The Nothing Phone 1 was launched on July 12, 2022, with the first sale starting a few days later.
For the Nothing Phone 2, the only official announcement we have is “British Summer 2023.” That means the phone will launch sometime after June 21 but before September 23.
Regardless, most of the smartphone industry follows a yearly refresh cycle. We expect Nothing to follow suit with the successor. So, we expect the Nothing Phone 2 to launch in July 2023. We will have to wait for Nothing to make an announcement to know the exact date and time of the launch.
Nothing is also great at marketing and building hype for its products. We expect the company to be on overdrive in the weeks and months running up to the launch of the phone.
Will the Nothing Phone 2 be available in the US?
The Nothing Phone 1 did not launch in the US, but that will change with the Nothing Phone 2. Nothing confirmed in May that the Nothing Phone 2 will definitely launch in the United States.
As the company was very young when the Phone 1 launched, it did not have all the resources needed to pursue carrier certification processes that are needed to launch a phone in the US. With the success of the Phone 1 and accessories like the Ear 1 and the Ear Stick 1, the company has more resources at its disposal and is better positioned for entry into the US market.
This does not confirm US carrier partnerships, though. That means it’s possible you won’t be able to walk into your carrier store of choice (T-Mobile, Verizon, etc.) and grab a Nothing Phone 2. Instead, you might need to buy it unlocked online and then connect it to your carrier account. However, this would be better than what we originally got with the Nothing Phone 1, which was, well…nothing.
Will the Nothing Phone 2 be available at launch?
Nothing has not announced anything publicly yet about the Phone 2’s availability. That being said, we can use the Nothing Phone 1 as a benchmark.
The Nothing Phone 1 was launched on July 12, 2022. The phone then went on sale in the first set of markets like the UK, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, and others, on July 21, 2022. That’s almost ten days after launch.
For the Nothing Phone 2, presuming the company follows the same pattern, expect at least 7-10 days of time lag between the official announcement and the time the phone becomes available for sale. Sales could also be staggered across regions, with some regions getting an earlier sale date than others.
The company would also be using a pre-order period to build up excitement for the product. There’s a chance you may be able to pre-order the phone at launch, and have it delivered closer to the date of the open sale. But as of now, the company has not announced anything.
Will Nothing be announcing any other products at the Phone 2 launch?
We do not expect Nothing to launch more than one product at a time during its early years. For the Nothing Phone 1, the launch event was focused entirely on the phone. The company did not announce any new products other than the phone. We expect to see the same thing with the Phone 2 launch.
That being said, there could be some pre-order promotions announced. For example, pre-ordering the Nothing Phone 2 could get you a free set of Nothing Ear 2 earbuds, as a hypothetical example. Those earbuds also only come in white at the moment. It’s possible — although unlikely — Nothing could launch a black version of those earbuds alongside the Phone 2.
Our money is on Nothing only launching the Phone 2 with nothing else to distract from that.
Yes. The company has confirmed that a successor to the Nothing Phone 1 is coming in the summer of 2023. It will be called the Nothing Phone 2.
Yes. Nothing confirmed the Phone 2 will launch in the United States in the summer of 2023.
It is almost guaranteed that the Nothing Phone 2 will be available in India. The predecessor, the Nothing Phone 1, was launched in the country and was well received. So it is very likely that the Nothing Phone 2 will also launch in the country. However, Nothing has not confirmed this.
Nothing launched the Phone 1 in a handful of countries around the world. We expect the company to release in the same countries at the very least, with possible expansion into more territories.