A specifications leak from Sanju Choudhary on Twitter (now X) suggests that phone maker Nothing could be working on a mid-range device — the Phone 2a.
According to the leak, the Nothing Phone 2a could feature a 6.7-inch 120Hz AMOLED display and a 4,920mAh battery.
Regarding photographic capabilities, the device is rumoured to feature a 16MP selfie camera on the front and a 50MP primary shooter with optical image stabilisation on the back.
Choudhary believes the Nothing Phone 2a will ship with Nothing OS 2.5 out of the box.
Curiously, the leak stems from Nothing’s “About Phone” settings page and features an image that strongly resembles the Glyph Lighting array used in the Nothing Phone 1.
The company changed the lighting array significantly with the launch of the Nothing Phone 2.
While there are strong callbacks to the Nothing Phone 1, the image resembles the current-generation smartphone in other areas, including its 6.7-inch display and centred selfie camera.
If the leaked battery specs are correct, the Nothing Phone 2a will feature a 250mAh-larger battery than the company’s current flagship.
It is unclear what kind of chip will power the Nothing Phone 2a. The Nothing Phone 2 shipped with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor at a price of $599 (R11,290, excl. tax and duties).
The inclusion of the lower-case “a” suggests that the leaked device will feature lower specs and, likely, a lower price point.