Nothing is going to launch its next flagship wireless earbuds, Nothing Ear (2) on 22 March 2023. But we don’t have to wait until next week to see what it looks like and what specs it offers thanks to leaks.
According to The Tech Outlook, they have collaborated with a well-known leaker, Steve Hemmerstoffer (a.k.a OnLeaks) to publish what seems to be official images and spec of the Nothing Ear (2).
At a glance, the new wireless earbuds look exactly the same as Nothing Ear (1). But upon closer inspection, there are some minor changes. The company added several new parts, relocated the noise-cancelling microphone to the top of the stem, and added the branding “ear (2)” to the stem’s transparent body.
The upcoming Nothing Ear (2) earbuds will have 11.6mm drivers, which is the same as the previous model. These earbuds will have a playback time of 6 hours, but with the case, they can last for up to 36 hours (34 hours on the previous model). Users can choose to charge the earbuds either through the USB-C port or wirelessly with a Qi-compatible charger.
The Ear (2) earbuds will have hybrid ANC (active noise cancellation) technology, which can effectively reduce background noise. They will weigh 4.5 grams per earbud, which is slightly lighter than the Ear (1) earbud that weighs 4.7 grams. Additionally, the earbuds will have an IP54 rating for protection against dust and water.
According to previous reports, the Nothing Ear (2) may have the capability to connect with two devices simultaneously. It is also speculated to come with a Personalized ANC feature, allowing users to adjust the strength of the noise cancellation according to their preferences. The earbuds may also feature an Advanced EQ, which can be customized by users to tailor the audio settings to their liking.
There’s no mention of the Bluetooth version or what codecs it supports. Nothing Ear (1) supports Bluetooth 5.2, AAC, and SBC codecs. But we reckon it won’t be long before someone leaks out the whole specification.