After an almost unending teases and speculations, Nothing has launched its second smartphone—Nothing Phone (2). The new device is a considerable update over last year’s Phone (1), bringing a new and powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip under the hood. The new handset basically come with the same design as the original model with notable changes in the Glyph interface. It also has features improved camera section.

Nothing Phone (2) launched

Starting with the design, as earlier mentioned, Nothing Phone (2) will look a lot like the Phone (1). You get a transparent back with an LED lights interface. However, there are also slight changes when you compare it to the older phone. For one, the selfie camera cutout on the display moves from the left side to the center. The Glyph interface on the device has also been reconfigured and it can now do a lot cooler tricks.

Nothing Phone (2) design

The smartphone gets a 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED display that offers a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, a 1080 x 2412 resolution, and 1600 nits peak brightness.

Nothing Phone (2) gets a significant hardware boost as compared to the original model. Replacing the older Snapdragon 778G+, the company has packed the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC on the device. This 4nm processor offers solid performance and balanced thermals. The device gets LPDDR5 RAM and USF 3.1 storage.

The rear camera department now features a 50MP Sony IMX890 main camera sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS) and in-sensor zoom. This is the same primary sensor as the OnePlus 11. There’s also a 50MP ultrawide cam that uses the same Samsung JN1 sensor. For clicking selfies, you get a 32MP Sony IMX615 front-facing camera with electronic image stabilization (EIS).

The device packs a 4,700mAh battery, which supports the same 33W wired and 15W wireless charging.

On the software front, the device runs Nothing OS 2.0 based on Android 13. The new software brings new widgets, theme colors, folder layouts, and illustrated covers.

Nothing Phone (2) in colors

Nothing Phone (2) Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48, 66, 71
  • 5G bands: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 75, 77, 78 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2023, July 11
  • Status: Exp. release 2023, July 17

Design

  • Dimensions: 162.1 x 76.4 x 8.6 mm (6.38 x 3.01 x 0.34 in)
  • Weight: 201.2 g (7.09 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
  • Colors: White, Dark Gray
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Multiple LED lights on the back (notifications, charging progress, camera fill light)
  • Blinking red light on the back (video recording indicator)
  • IP54 – splash, water and dust resistant

Display

  • Type: LTPO OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1600 nits (HBM), 1600 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.7 inches, 108.0 cm2 (~87.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2412 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~394 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Always On Display

Operating System

  • Android 13, Nothing OS 2

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.5 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Dual
    • 50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
    • 50 MP, f/2.2, 114˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.76″, 0.64µm, AF
  • Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS, live HDR, OIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 32 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8µm
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth: 5.3, A2DP, LE
  • Positioning: GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (L1), BDS (B1I+B1c), GALILEO (E1), QZSS (L1), NavIC
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, OTG

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion 4700 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: 45W wired, PD3.0, PPS, QC4, 100% in 55 min (advertised)
  • 15W wireless, 100% in 130 min (advertised)
  • 5W reverse wireless

Models: A065

Nothing Phone (2) Price and Availability

Nothing Phone (2) is now available for pre-order and will be offered in white and dark grey colors.

Nothing Phone (2) in colors

As for the pricing, it will start at $599 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model. There is also a 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model available for $699, and a 12GB RAM + 512GB storage model for $799. Open sales will begin on July 17.

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