After a rather interesting stream of leaks and official teasers, Nothing has finally launched its high-awaited second smartphone, the Phone (2) in India and global markets. As one might expect, the device brings along the attractive Glyph Interface on a semi-transparent chassis and specs that scream premium to take on rivals like OnePlus, Oppo, and Samsung to name a few. Check out more details about the phone below.
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Nothing Phone (2): Design and Display
Past rumors followed by an official revelation have already told us about the semi-transparent “Nothing” design (to show the internals of the phone), which is also seen with last year’s Phone (1). It comes in a new dark gray color, along with the white option.
The Glyph Interface, which is an amalgamation of multiple LED lights retains but this time, there’s some difference. Instead of one strip running around the camera hump and the wireless charging coil, it has been broken up. Plus, there’s a new red alert strip on the right side. The Glyph Interface makes notifications fun as whenever there’s an app/call notification, the light will glow. And if you want an important app to stay on top of the notifying game, the assigned LED will always be lit. It will also light up for battery status, timer, to track Uber/Zomato (much like Live Activities on iOS only cooler) and more third-party apps, among other things. There’s the Glyph Composer for personalized light and sound combinations. This is in collab with the Swedish House Mafia.
The front has a bigger 6.7-inch flexible OLED display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate (thanks to the LTPO technology) and a center-placed punch-hole instead of a corner one. It has 1600 nits of peak brightness, HDR10+ support, 10-bit colors, and a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass.
The glass-made back is also slightly curved for a much better grip and ease of usage. The phone, as revealed earlier, focuses on sustainability and hence, has a 100% recyclable mid-frame and more elements, along with a carbon footprint of 53.45 kg (8.6% less than its predecessor). The packaging is also plastic-free.
Nothing OS 2.0
The Nothing Phone (2) runs Android 13-based Nothing OS 2.0, which has also made its entry for the first time. The new version of Nothing’s skin focuses on customizations and brings along interesting and refreshing elements like monochrome app icons, app shortcuts for the lock screen (up to 10), customizations for the folder size, layout, and more to mimic the company’s dot matrix design, and Nothing-made widgets.
Widgets can now be created via Quick Settings and can be customized too. The Phone (2) will get getting three years of major software updates and 4 years of security ones, which is a decent deal.
Nothing Phone (2): Cameras
Nothing doesn’t focus on the number of cameras and has again, decided to go for a duo at the back. There’s a 50MP main snapper with a Sony IMX890 sensor (also seen on the OnePlus 11) and OIS/EIS support. The secondary camera is a 50MP ultra-wide lens with the Samsugn JN1 sensor and EIS support. The front shooter stands at 32MP, upgraded from the Phone (1)’s 16MP one.
The Phone (2) has an 18-bit ISP, which can capture 4000 times more data than the Phone (1), thus, resulting in better clarity and enhanced color reproduction. There are advanced HDR and camera features like 2x Super-Res Zoom, 4K videos at 60fps, Night mode, Action mode, Motion Capture 2.0, Portrait mode, AI scene detection, and so much more so that we can take the best for our social media!
Nothing Phone (2): Specs
As already known, the Nothing Phone (2) has a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. This is said to ensure 80% improved performance as compared to the Phone (1).
There’s a bigger 4,700mAh battery, which supports faster 45W charging (the Phone (1) has a 4,500mAh battery with 33W fast charging). The phone also gets 15W wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging support.
Additional aspects include an in-display fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock, dual stereo speakers, 5G support, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, a USB Type-C port, dual SIM slots, and an IP54 rating for water and dust resistance.
Price and Availability
The Nothing Phone (2) comes with a price tag of Rs 44,999 (8GB+128GB) in dark gray, Rs 49,999 (12GB+256GB), and Rs 54,999 (12GB+512GB). This is slightly pricey if we compare the phone with the iQOO Neo 7 Pro, which starts at Rs 32,999 and has the same chipset. However, if this is the kind of money you would like to spend, the design and the Glyph Interface make it a compelling case. It is up for pre-order until July 20 and will be a part of the open sale, starting July 21 via Flipkart and select retail stores.
As for the offers, you can get an instant discount of Rs 3,000 on Axis and HDFC cards, the Phone (2) Case at Rs 499 (originally at Rs 1,299), a screen protector at Rs 399 (originally at Rs 999), the power (45W) adaptor at Rs 1,499 (originally at Rs 2,499), the Ear (stick) at Rs 4,250, and the Ear (2) at Rs 8,999.