Nothing Phone (2): Everything You Need To Know…



Here’s everything you need to know about the Nothing Phone 2 including its specs, pricing and release date. Read on to find out more about this new and incredibly popular mid-range Android phone…


Nothing Phone 2 Key Takeaways

  • Product Overview: The Nothing Phone (2) is an upgrade from its predecessor, the Nothing Phone (1). It features an improved display, better performance, enhanced cameras, and faster charging. It retains the unique Glyph interface.
  • Availability: The Nothing Phone (2) is available for pre-order in the US, UK, and Europe exclusively through the Nothing website. It is not available through carriers or other retailers like Amazon.
  • Pricing: The base variant (8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage) starts from $599 / CAD 929 / £579 / €679. Other variants include 12GB + 256GB and 12GB + 512GB, priced at $699 / CAD 999 / £629 / €729 and $799 / CAD 1,099 / £699 / €849 respectively.
  • Design: The design remains similar to its predecessor, featuring a transparent back and symmetrical bezels. The screen aspect ratio has been slightly altered to make it taller.
  • Display: The phone comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of Full HD+ and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • Specifications: The Nothing Phone (2) is powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and comes in three RAM and storage variants – 8 + 128 GB, 12 + 256 GB, and 12 + 512 GB.
  • Camera: The phone features a 50 MP dual camera setup, a primary and ultrawide camera.
  • Battery & Charging: The phone has a 4,700 mAh battery and supports 45W PPS wired charging, 15W Qi wireless charging, and 5W reverse charging.
  • Software: The phone runs on Nothing OS 2.0, a close-to-stock Android skin with some extra features and a distinct design language.

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    Nothing Phone (2) has finally arrived!

    Nothing Phone (2) is an iterative improvement over Nothing Phone (1), with the brand offering a few changes in design and features. But Nothing Phone (2) brings an improved display, better performance, better cameras, and faster charging, and it still has the Glyph interface. 

    In this article, let’s talk about everything to know about Nothing Phone (2). 

    Nothing Phone (2) Overview

    Nothing Phone (2) Price & Availability

    Nothing Phone (2) is available across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. Here is the pricing for various variants of Nothing Phone (2):

    • 8GB + 128GB – $599 / CAD 929 / £579 / €679
    • 12GB + 256GB – $699 / CAD 999 / £629 / €729
    • 12GB + 512GB – $799 / CAD 1,099 / £699 / €849
    • You can check the cost in your region here.

    Nothing Phone (2) Specs Table

    SpecificationNothing Phone (2)
    Dimensions162.1 x 76.4 x 8.6 mm
    Weight201.2 g
    BuildGlass front, glass back, aluminum frame
    SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
    IP ratingIP54
    Display size6.7 inches
    Display typeAMOLED
    Display resolution1080 x 2412 pixels
    Display refresh rate120 Hz
    Display certificationsHDR10+
    Peak brightness1600 nits
    Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
    ProcessorSnapdragon 8+ Gen 1
    CPUOcta-core
    (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.5 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
    GPUAdreno 730
    RAM8 GB / 12 GB
    Storage128 GB / 256 / 512 GB
    Main camera50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
    Ultra-wide camera50 MP, f/2.2, 114˚, 1/2.76″, 0.64µm, AF
    Selfie camera32 MP, f/2.5, 1/2.74″, 0.8µm
    Battery capacity4700 mAh
    Charging speed45W
    Wireless charging15W
    Reverse wireless charging5W
    Operating systemNothing OS 2.0 based on Android 13
    PriceStarts from $599 / CAD 929 / £579 / €679 f

    Nothing Phone (2) Design 

    When Nothing Phone (1) debuted last year, it looked fresh; it didn’t look like any other phone in the market. The transparent back design with its Glyph interface and symmetrical bezels. 

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    A year has passed since then, and Nothing seems to be sticking with the same design. Nothing Phone 2 uses a slightly different aspect ratio for the screen, making it taller.

    The phone features the same transparent back, which shows the glyph interface. The glyph interface is similar to the one from its predecessor but slightly different. It still has a flat frame and looks premium! 

    Nothing Phone (2) Display 

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    The display’s size has grown compared to Nothing Phone (1). Nothing Phone (2) comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of Full HD+ and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The display can get as bright as 1600 nits, comes with HDR10+ certification, and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass (Nothing has yet to mention which version of the glass it uses). 

    Nothing Phone (2) Specifications 

    Nothing Phone (2) is powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, the flagship chipset from last year. It still is one of the best-performing chipsets alongside other flagship chipsets.

    It’s not the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 from the flagships such as Samsung Galaxy S23 or OnePlus 11, but it still can do anything you throw at it. It is a big upgrade from Snapdragon 778G from its predecessor. Nothing Phone (2) comes in three RAM and storage variants – 8 + 128 GB, 12 + 256 GB, and 12 + 512 GB. 

    Nothing Phone (2) Camera

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    Like its predecessor, Nothing Phone (2) has a 50 MP dual camera setup, a primary and ultrawide camera. The primary camera has been upgraded to 50 MP Sony IMX890 and still supports OIS. The ultrawide camera has kept the same 50MP sensor. 

    Nothing Phone (2) Battery & Other Miscellaneous Features 

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    Nothing Phone (2) has a 4,700 mAh battery and supports 45W PPS wired charging that the brand says can be fully charged in 55 minutes, but the brand doesn’t bundle the 45W charger in the box with the phone. The phone also supports 15W Qi wireless charging and 5W reverse charging. 

    Nothing Phone (2) Software

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    Nothing Phone (2) comes with the latest iteration of Nothing’s Android skin, Nothing OS 2.0. Nothing OS 2.0 is like the old OxygenOS, a close-to-stock Android skin with some extra features. Nothing OS 2.0 features Nothing’s distinct design language, making it stand out from the rest. 

    Final Thoughts

    Nothing Phone (2) is a marked improvement over its predecessor. It brings a better display, a better chipset, and improved cameras. The glyph interface is still there, setting the phone apart. 

    Nothing has seemingly improved the software experience with Nothing OS 2.0, improving upon stock Android with Nothing specific features and a distinct design language. 

    While Nothing Phone (2) might not be the best value for your money (it costs $599.99) compared to its direct competitors. Pixel 7 now costs $499, which might be a better buy for most people. That’s the same case with iPhone 12, which now costs $599.

    Then there’s the flagship from Carl Pei’s previous company, OnePlus 11, which offers much more than Nothing Phone (2) and is close to a real flagship. 

    Nothing Phone (2) is a great smartphone, the improvements it made over its predecessor have made it makes sense, but the price has shot up too. Its competitors are strong, and if you remove the design and glyph interface gimmick, there’s not much going for Phone (2) compared to strong competitors like OnePlus 11. So before jumping into the hype, consider the phone’s competitors. 

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    Abhijith S

    Abhijith has been writing about Tech since 2013 on his own blogs. He handles Tech news in KnowYourMobile. He also used to host a YouTube channel about phones. Other than Tech, he is into Formula 1, Wrestling, various TV shows and buying Kindle books he barely reads.
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