👀 Could Nothing Phone 2 be launching soon?

nothing phone 1 sign on camera

Oliver Cragg / Android Authority

⏰ Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday Daily. Here in Scotland we are still adjusting to the clocks rolling forward an hour from last weekend, so the timing seems odd this week…

Today we have an interesting news. Could the Nothing Phone 2 be coming soon? We’ll also cover Pixel adaptive charging, Fitbit challenge and adventure devastation, some good HUAWEI news, a preview of Ubisoft’s June event… plus your chance to win $700,000 by solving an ancient mystery.

nothing phone 1 glyph on back stick

Oliver Cragg / Android Authority

The Nothing Phone 2 can’t come sooner than later

It looks like we could be seeing the Nothing Phone 2 in the near future, after the phone’s model number was spotted in a certification listing.

  • 91 Mobile phones reports that the model number of the Nothing Phone 2 may appear on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification website, and if true, it will be the first time the device has appeared in any certification database.
  • Unfortunately, there are no hints or details on the phone, only the model number Nothing AIN065.
  • We already know from leaks that the phone could feature an adaptive AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 5,000mAh battery, at least 12GB of RAM, and support for virtual RAM borrowed from 256GB of internal storage.
  • Carl Pei also confirmed that the Phone 2 will be a “more premium” offering, and the company has confirmed that it will pack a Snapdragon 8 chip.
  • That chip could be the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, after a Qualcomm executive accidentally let it slip on social media, though he later edited his post to remove the information.
  • It looks like an India launch isn’t far off, and while we don’t yet know when the phone will launch in the US, we expect to see it in late 2023.

Tuesday thing

Want to win $700,000? Great! However, there is a catch. You’ll have to find out what these ancient Roman scrolls have to say (h/t The Hustle:)

  • The Herculaneum manuscripts were buried 2000 years ago, when AD In 79, Vesuvius erupted, burying the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
  • The heat from this eruption gassed out a library believed to be owned by Julius Caesar’s father-in-law.
  • These scrolls were found during excavations in 1750.
  • Each of the four ancient segments is only the length of a tweet.
  • But you will have to read them without opening them.
  • The Vesuvius Challenge hopes to use artificial intelligence to read the texts, and plans to crowdsource the best way to do so.
  • X-ray technology has already helped researchers open two of the scrolls, with the team making history in 2016 by virtually opening the En-Gedi scroll, “the oldest known passage from the book of Leviticus.”
  • Machine learning algorithms were also trained to distinguish differences in papyrus texture, enabling the team to see where the ink had settled on the page.
  • Anyone who signs up for the challenge will be able to see scans of these existing curves and the team’s existing work on the project, with tutorials available.
  • As well as the top prize of $7,000, there is also the chance to compete for smaller prizes.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Paula Beaton, Copy Editor

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