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Nothing Phone 2 renders leak: An iPhone 6 with LEDs? (Update: Fake?)

Update: Carl Pei has seemingly called leaked Nothing Phone 2 renders fake.

Published onJune 6, 2023

  • Nothing Phone 2 renders have appeared online.
  • The images suggest Nothing looked to the iPhone 6 series for inspiration.
  • Nothing founder Carl Pei has seemingly dismissed the images as “fake.”

Update: June 6, 2023 (4:40 AM ET): Nothing founder Carl Pei has ostensibly dismissed apparently leaked Nothing Phone 2 renders as “fake”. The renders came via leaker Steve ‘OnLeaks’ Hemmerstoffer.

We wouldn’t usually bet against Hemmerstoffer when it comes to leaks. But it’s worth noting that this Nothing Phone 2 leak was based on images of a prototype, and he usually delivers leaked renders based on factory schematics. So it’s possible that this prototype indeed doesn’t reflect the final product.

Then again, it wouldn’t be the first time a smartphone exec called leaked renders fake and the images turned out to be accurate.

Original article: June 5, 2023 (7:54 AM ET): Nothing has been teasing the arrival of the Nothing Phone 2 for a while now, confirming several specs last month. Now, a trusted leaker has given us our first look at the phone.

Tipster Steve ‘OnLeaks‘ Hemmerstoffer and SmartPrix posted Nothing Phone 2 renders today, and our first thoughts are that the handset looks very similar to the iPhone 6 line. Check out the gallery below.

More specifically, we’ve got a similar metal frame as the iPhone 6 series, complete with antenna strips on each side. Otherwise, the Nothing Phone 2 maintains the same fundamental glyph back and camera housing as the Nothing Phone 1. We also get a left-aligned punch-hole cutout on the front.

Other notable features gleaned from these renders include a pair of volume keys on the left, a power button on the right, and a USB-C port and speaker grille at the bottom.

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There are a few other tiny changes noted by the outlet, such as a dual LED flash and the Nothing glyph lighting being made up of smaller, separate lights rather than continuous light strips (ostensibly for more granular control).

Either way, the Nothing Phone 2 definitely looks like an iterative design rather than a fundamental shift. We’re expecting a more notable upgrade under the hood thanks to confirmation of a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC and a slightly larger battery. But we’ll just have to wait for more leaks and official teases to learn more about the phone.

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