No other company excels at playing the teaser game flawlessly, and the anticipation surrounding the Nothing Phone (2) has reached unprecedented levels over the last few months. The Phone (2) has finally been unveiled, and it introduces enhancements in every aspect when compared to its forerunner.
The Nothing Phone (2) opted for a 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display on the Phone (2), offering a vibrant FHD+ resolution and a remarkable 1-120Hz refresh rate. The punch hole cutout has been centered, accommodating a high-resolution 32MP front-facing camera equipped with a Sony IMX615 sensor. Notably, it also supports the recording of 1080p videos at a smooth 60fps.
On the rear side of the Phone (2), the primary camera has undergone a significant upgrade, now incorporating a powerful Sony IMX890 sensor with a whopping 50MP resolution. This camera is equipped with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for improved image stabilization. Additionally, the HDR and Motion Capture modes have been updated to deliver even better results.
As for the 50MP ultrawide camera, it continues to employ the same Samsung JN1 sensor as its predecessor but has now gained Advanced HDR capabilities, further enhancing the dynamic range and overall quality of the captured images.
Powering the Phone (2) is the cutting-edge Snapdragon 8 + Gen 1 chipset, which supersedes the SD 778G+ found in its predecessor, the Phone (1). The battery capacity has been upgraded to 4,700 mAh, while the charging speeds remain unchanged at 33W for wired charging and 15W for wireless charging.
On the software front, the Phone (2) is equipped with Nothing OS 2.0, built upon the foundations of Android 13. This updated operating system introduces a range of new features, including fresh widgets, customizable theme colors, diverse folder layouts, and beautifully illustrated covers, enhancing the overall user experience.
While at first glance, the Phone (2) may appear similar to its predecessor, it actually boasts a rounded back design that enhances its ergonomics, resulting in a more comfortable grip. Additionally, the Glyph interface has undergone a notable upgrade, now consisting of 11 segmented LED strips, encompassing a total of 33 LED lighting zones. This revamped interface introduces novel possibilities for notifications, including features like volume control and timer indicators, expanding its range of usability.
With the Phone (2), you have the ability to assign particular applications to the top left LED on the Essential Glyph interface, enabling you to receive essential notifications that will remain illuminated until you manually clear them from your notification menu. Furthermore, Nothing is also opening up its Glyph interface SDK and API to developers, which means we can anticipate a plethora of ingenious and creative uses in the future.
The Glyph LEDs in the Nothing Phone (2) offer a variety of useful applications:
Volume Indicator: The LED lights act as a visual representation, dynamically adjusting to indicate changes in volume as you increase or decrease it.
Timer: The LEDs provide a visual countdown, syncing with the timer on your device and displaying the passage of time.
Uber and Zomato: When using ride-sharing services like Uber or food delivery apps like Zomato, the LEDs function as a progress bar, visually indicating the estimated time remaining until your cab or food arrives.
App Notifications: You have the ability to assign specific apps to the Glyph LEDs, ensuring that when you receive a notification from those apps, the LEDs will light up, providing a distinct visual cue and making it easier to notice important alerts.
Here’s a summary of the specifications for the Phone (2):
- 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED LTPO display
- Resolution: 2412×1080 pixels
- Refresh Rate: 1-120Hz
- Touch Sampling Rate: 240Hz
- HDR10+ support
- 10-bit color
- Maximum Brightness: 1000 nits, peak brightness of 1600 nits
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Octa-core Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4nm Mobile Platform
- Adreno 730 GPU
Memory and Storage:
- 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB UFS 3.1 storage
- (or) 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB / 512GB UFS 3.1 storage
- Android 13 with Nothing OS 2.0
- Rear Cameras:
- 50MP main camera with f/1.88 aperture, Sony IMX890 sensor, OIS
- 50MP ultra-wide camera with 114° field of view, Samsung JN1 sensor
- 4cm macro option
- Video Recording: 4K at up to 60 fps, Live HDR at 4K30 fps, Slo-mo (480 fps), Night Mode (1080p at 30 fps), Action Mode
- Front Camera:
- 32MP front camera with f/2.4 aperture, Sony IMX615 sensor
- In-display optical fingerprint scanner
- USB Type-C Audio, Stereo speakers
- Dimensions: 162.1×76.4×8.6mm; Weight: 201.2g
- Splash resistant (IP54 rating)
- Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- 5G SA/NSA support
- Dual 4G VoLTE
- Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax (2.4GHz/5GHz) MIMO
- Bluetooth 5.3
- USB Type-C
- 4700mAh battery
- Charging: 45W PPS, PD3.0 wired charging
- Wireless Charging: 15W Qi wireless charging with dual charging support
- Reverse Charging: 5W
The Nothing Phone (2) is available in two elegant color options: white and dark grey. It has multiple storage configurations to choose from. The base model offers 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, priced at $599/£579/€679. Additionally, there is a 12GB RAM variant with 256GB of storage, priced at $699/£629/€729. For those seeking even greater storage capacity, the top-tier model boasts 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, priced at $799/£699/€849.
In India, the Nothing Phone (2) will be also available in White and Dark Grey color options. The pricing details are as follows:
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage: Rs. 44,999
- 12GB RAM + 256GB storage: Rs. 49,999
- 12GB RAM + 512GB storage: Rs. 54,999
Customers who have pre-ordered the phone will be eligible for discounts on the ear stick and accessories. The Nothing Phone (2) will be officially available for purchase from July 21, 2022, exclusively on Flipkart.
Pre-orders for the Phone (2) commence today, and open sales are scheduled to begin on July 17. To make a purchase, customers can visit the official website at nothing.tech [https://nothing.tech/].