Nothing Phone (2a) name confirmed

The affordable Android phone has just been confirmed in a regulatory database

Nothing Phone (2)
(Image credit: Nothing)

When it comes to Android phones, there are a whole range on offer. Well established brands are paired with more modern start ups, leaving consumers with a whole host of options for their money.

One of the most popular exponents of that trend has been Nothing. The brand started out with the Nothing Phone (1), before unveiling the absolutely fantastic Nothing Phone (2) last year.

Since then, rumours have persisted about another model from the brand. In particular, we've heard a lot of whispers about the arrival of a Nothing Phone (2a). That's said to be an even more affordable model, bringing the Nothing technology to new low prices.

Now, the model has appeared in a regulatory database. The listing on the UAE's TDRA database was spotted by respected tech insider, Mukul Sharma, who shared the details on his Twitter page.

That listing confirms the name of the device, which – as you might have expected – is called the Nothing Phone (2a). While nothing else of real note is revealed there, we can infer a couple of things.

The naming convention would appear to suggest that this will be a more budget friendly option. That marries up with the whispers that have been around so far.

There's currently no indication of when it might hit the market. However, this appearance is quite a good sign on that front. These sorts of regulatory databases tend to be updated a few months in advance of launches, based on historical evidence.

If that proves true here, we could expect to see the new device around March or April this year. We'll most certainly be keeping an eye out for any further details in the coming weeks and months.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.