Nothing, the startup founded by former OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, has unveiled its second smartphone, the Nothing Phone 2. The Nothing Phone 2 is an upgrade to the Phone 1, which was launched in March 2023 and received rave reviews for its sleek design, innovative features and reasonable price. Now, the Phone 2 is available in India.
The Phone 2 aims to take the success of the Phone 1 to the next level by offering a larger and better display, a faster and more efficient processor, a dual camera setup with OIS, and a bigger battery with wireless and reverse wireless charging. The Phone 2 also runs on Android 13 and Nothing OS, which is a custom skin that offers a distinctive user interface and experience. Here, in the article we will discuss the detailed features, price, and availability of Nothing Phone 2.
Specifications of Nothing Phone 2:
Virtually the same ‘glyph’ lights as the Phone (1) are present on the rear of the Phone (2), which comes in a white or grey translucent design. However, there are now more distinct components, including the central light ring, which is now divided into six segments.
One of them contains 16 components, making it possible to use it as both a countdown timer and a display for other data. Nothing and Swedish House Mafia worked together to create sounds for a brand-new ringtone composer that allows you to set helpful things like keeping a light on when you receive a notification from a particular app or person.
The phone sports curved glass on the back and is a little bigger than before. There are several elements, including a crimson accent and some other minute changes. On a short glance you can hardly tell a difference from its predecessor.
The Nothing Phone 2 sports a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2412 pixels and a pixel density of 394 ppi. The LTPO display supports a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The display is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass and has an Always On Display feature.
The display of the Nothing Phone 2 is one of its main attractions, as it offers a stunning visual experience with vivid colors, deep blacks, high contrast and smooth motion. The display of this smartphone offers a peak brightness of 1600 nits
The Nothing Phone 2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 SoC, which is a 4 nm chipset that offers high performance and efficiency. The chipset has an octa-core CPU with one Cortex-X2 core clocked at 3.0 GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores clocked at 2.5 GHz and four Cortex-A510 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. The chipset also has an Adreno 730 GPU that handles graphics-intensive tasks.
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 SoC is one of the most powerful processors in the market, as it can handle multitasking, gaming, streaming and other demanding applications with ease. The processor also supports 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6/7, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC and GPS (L1+L5). The processor is paired with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.
The Nothing Phone 2 has a dual camera setup on the back, consisting of a 50 MP primary camera with f/1.9 aperture, PDAF and OIS, and a 50 MP ultrawide camera with f/2.2 aperture and AF. The cameras support LED flash, panorama, HDR and 4K video recording at 30 fps. The cameras also have live HDR and gyro-EIS features.
The cameras of the Nothing Phone 2 are capable of capturing stunning photos and videos with high resolution, detail, dynamic range and stability. The primary camera can take sharp and clear shots in various lighting conditions, while the ultrawide camera can capture more of the scene with minimal distortion. The cameras also have some AI features that can enhance the quality and effects of the images. The camera is capable to record 1080p and 4K videos at 30 as well as 60fps.
The Nothing Phone 2 also has a single selfie camera on the front, which is a 32 MP sensor with f/2.5 aperture. The selfie camera can take decent selfies with good detail and color accuracy. The selfie camera can also record 1080p video at 30fps.
The Nothing Phone 2 has a Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 4700 mAh, which is non-removable. The battery supports fast charging at up to 45W with PPS and QC4 standards. The battery also supports wireless charging at up to 15W and reverse wireless charging at up to 5W. Nothing claims that the phone will get fully charged from 0 to 100 in 55 minutes.
The battery of the Phone 2 is one of its strong points, as it can provide long-lasting usage on a single charge. The battery can also be recharged quickly with either wired or wireless methods. The reverse wireless charging feature allows the phone to share power with other compatible devices such as earphones or smartwatches.
The Nothing Phone 2 runs on Android 13 out of the box, which is the latest version of Google’s operating system. The phone also has Nothing OS 2.0 as its custom skin, which is a radical reinterpretation of mobile tech that offers a distinctive user interface and experience. The phone has features such as Glyph Interface, which is a gesture-based navigation system that replaces the traditional buttons; Nothing Drops, which are limited events where users can get their hands on exclusive perks and meet the Nothing Team; Ear (stick), which are earphones that are so light and comfortable that they feel like nothing; and Android 14 Beta, which is an early access program that allows users to experience the next version of Android before anyone else.
The Nothing Phone 2 also has some other features such as IP53 rating for splash, water and dust resistance; stereo speakers; dual SIM support; and various sensors such as accelerometer, proximity, gyro and compass.
Price and availability
The Nothing Phone 2 is priced at Rs. 44,999 for the 8GB/128GB variant, Rs. 49,999 for the 12/256GB variant and Rs. 54,999 for the 12GB/512GB variant. The phone comes in two colors: White and Black. The phone will also be available in select markets through Nothing Drops locations, where users can get their hands on the phone and Ear (2) black earphones on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Nothing Phone 2 is a remarkable smartphone that offers the next level of minimalist design and powerful performance. The phone has a larger and better display, a faster and more efficient processor, a dual camera setup with OIS, a bigger battery with wireless and reverse wireless charging, and a distinctive user interface and experience. The phone also has a sleek design, innovative features and a reasonable price. The phone is a worthy upgrade to the Phone 1 and a strong contender in the smartphone market.
The Nothing Phone 2 is not perfect, however. The phone has a limited camera setup that lacks a zoom lens or a depth sensor, a single selfie camera that is not very impressive, and no headphone jack or microSD card slot. The phone also has some software bugs and glitches that need to be fixed. The phone may not appeal to everyone who prefers a more conventional or familiar smartphone experience.
Overall, the Nothing Phone 2 is a great smartphone that offers a lot of value for money. The phone is ideal for those who are looking for something different, something innovative, something nothing.