Nothing partners with Perplexity AI for Phone 2a launch! Buyers to get 1-year Perplexity Pro subscription FREE | Mobile News

Nothing partners with Perplexity AI for Phone 2a launch! Buyers to get 1-year Perplexity Pro subscription FREE

Nothing has jumped on the AI bandwagon and announced a partnership with Aravind Srinivas-led Perplexity AI, giving away a freebie in the process for Nothing Phone 2a users!

By: SHAURYA TOMER
| Updated on: Mar 05 2024, 18:29 IST
Smartphone launches in March 2024: Xiaomi 14 to Nothing Phone 2a, check what's coming soon
Nothing co-founder Carl Pei
1/5 Xiaomi 14: According to the report the new Xiaomi 14 is expected to launch on March 7, 2024. Several leaks have been reported about its specifications. The Xiaomi 14 may come with a 6.36-inch OLED 120Hz display and it is expected to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. It may also feature a 50MP primary camera.  (@leijun)
Nothing co-founder Carl Pei
2/5 Nothing Phone 2a: Nothing has been teasing this smartphone for a long time now and it will finally make its debut on March 5. The Nothing Phone 2a is a slightly lower-priced version of the Nothing Phone 2.  The smartphone may feature a 6.7-inch OLED display and  MediaTek's Dimensity 7200 processor to provide a top performance. (Nothing)
Nothing co-founder Carl Pei
3/5 Realme 12 Plus: The next smartphone expected to launch in March is the Realme 12 Plus. The company has recently started to tease the product on X. It is speculated to feature two models in the Realme 12 series and it may also come with a Sony OIS camera sensor based on leaks. Note that the launch date for the Realme 12 series is yet to be announced. (Realme 12 )
Nothing co-founder Carl Pei
4/5 Samsung Galaxy A55: The new Samsung A-series smartphone is expected to launch by the end of March or April. The Galaxy A55 may come with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ OLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is expected to be powered by Samsung’s in-house  Exynos 1480 processor. It was also rumored that the Galaxy A55 would support a triple camera setup, however, no clear specs were revealed. (Samsung)
Nothing co-founder Carl Pei
5/5 Vivo V30 Pro: The last smartphone is expected to be launched on February 28, 2024, and it will soon be introduced in the Indian market. The Vivo V30 Pro is expected to feature MediaTek's Dimensity 9200+ processor with 12GB RAM. The smartphone is expected to be launched in the mid-range segment. To confirm the claims we will have to wait for the smartphone to be launched in India.
Nothing co-founder Carl Pei
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Early Nothing Phone 2a buyers will get Perplexity Pro subscription for free, Carl Pei announced. (Nothing)

Carl Pei-led Nothing unveiled its latest smartphone, the Nothing Phone 2a, at an event held in New Delhi today, March 5. The smartphone is Nothing's first offering in the mid-range segment, offering features such as a 120Hz AMOLED display, MediaTek 7200 Pro SoC and the iconic Glyph Interface, as it looks to capture the Indian smartphone market. The company has also jumped on the AI bandwagon and announced a partnership with Aravind Srinivas-led Perplexity AI, giving away a freebie in the process for Nothing Phone 2a users!

Also Read: Nothing Phone 2a launched in India - All you need to know

Nothing partners with Perplexity AI

At the event, Carl Pei announced that Nothing is partnering with Perplexity AI to bring AI to the Phone 2a. Buyers who purchase the Nothing Phone 2a in the first week of sales will get a 1-year subscription to Perplexity Pro, which is worth $200, absolutely free!

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Announcing this partnership, Aravind Srinivas, Founder and CEO of Perplexity, said, “I am super excited about our partnership with Nothing. We believe it is time for the smartphone to be reimagined in the era of AI. To take us off from consuming 10 blue links, with SEO and spam and ads, to personalize answers that just cut through the noise and give you exactly what you want as a user - knowledge, on the go, in your pocket, wherever you are. That's what Perplexity and Nothing want to bring together to this world.”

Perplexity AI: What is it?

Perplexity.AI is a conversational search engine that integrates web indexes with AI models for a seamless user experience. Unlike traditional search engines, Perplexity.AI offers a chatbot-like interface that allows users to ask questions in natural language. It leverages OpenAI's GPT-3.5 to provide answers to all user queries in its free version. Perplexity.AI enhances the search experience by allowing users to explore details through relevant sources and citations. 

Also Read: Perplexity AI looks to challenge Google with AI-driven search engine

Emphasizing accuracy and transparency, the startup aims to replace the tedious process of information retrieval with a more efficient way, promoting accelerated learning and research. It differentiates itself from Google and Microsoft by not displaying links and ads in its results, providing a unique proposition in the competitive landscape.

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First Published Date: 05 Mar, 18:28 IST
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