Nothing already confirmed that it will launch the Nothing Ear (2) TWS earbuds on March 21st. Now, the company’s CEO Carl Pei in an interview with Forbes said that the earbuds and the Phone (2) that is coming later this year will deliver something more premium.
He also confirmed that the earbuds will come with IP54 Dust and water-resistant ratings, similar to the Ear (Stick). To remind you, the Ear (1) had IPX4 ratings.
The Ear (2) is also confirmed to support LHDC 5.0 offering hi-res audio streaming. The company’s first two earbuds only support AAC audio codec.
Our goal is for Nothing to seamlessly blend into your world. So for Ear (2), we increased our compatibility testing for even smoother system stability.
We’ve gone from testing Ear (1) on 70 devices, to testing on over 120 smartphones and laptops for Ear (2).
— Nothing (@nothing) March 14, 2023
In a series of tweets, the company said that it has tested the Ear (2) on over 120 smartphones compared to 70 in Ear (1), so the stability will be better. It said that people working on the earbuds have increased 30%, reaching over 700 experts, which includes an architecture engineer and tooling expert.
Regarding this, the company said:
For effortless connection we increased the time spent testing Bluetooth functions for Ear (2). If two abnormalities arose within a testing period of over 1000 hours, we deemed the function unstable and reworked for perfection.
Based on earlier reports, it will come in personalised ANC, dual pairing, but retain the 11.6 mm drivers and a similar transparent design for the earbuds and the case with support for wireless charging.
Latest rumour reveals 6 hours playback time and up to 36 hours playback with the case without ANC, slightly better than the predecessor, and also says that it will be 4.5 grams, making it 0.2 grams lighter.
We should know more details in the coming days, before the Ear (2) is officially launched next week.