Nothing has introduced a March 5th launch date for its upcoming Phone 2A in a new video posted today, and has confirmed that it’ll be obtainable within the US as a part of a “Developer Program” reasonably than a widespread, official release. No specs, pictures, or pricing of the system have been revealed — for that we’ll have to attend for the complete announcement subsequent month after we’ll additionally get full particulars of Nothing’s developer program. The occasion will happen at 11:30AM GMT (6:30AM ET), the company confirmed on X.
The Developer Program feels like a comparable release strategy to the one Nothing took with its authentic Phone 1, which got here to the US as a part of a “Beta Membership” that noticed clients pay $299 to “check” the cellphone. In distinction, final yr’s Phone 2 received a extra official US release. No provider offered it straight and it wasn’t licensed to work on Verizon, but it was totally appropriate with each T-Mobile and AT&T.
Nothing hasn’t explicitly confirmed that the Phone 2A will likely be a extra reasonably priced various to the Phone 2, but it’s closely implied it. Today’s video contained a main query about how the corporate plans to “make this phone cheaper” just for Nothing CEO Carl Pei to coyly decline to substantiate any particulars about pricing.
Although it doesn’t showcase an official design of the cellphone, immediately’s video does embody idea sketches of the Phone 2A which line up with Roussel’s leak.
Update February thirteenth, 5:29AM ET: Updated with extra particulars from Nothing’s video and the 11:30AM GMT launch begin time.