Nothing Phone 2 was launched on Tuesday as the second smartphone from the British startup led by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei. Unlike its predecessor, the Phone 2 is powered by a top-of-the-line Snapdragon chipset and comes with a bigger battery. The smartphone has an improved Glyph interface that also supports third-party apps like Uber and Zomato. It is equipped with a dual rear camera setup with two 50-megapixel sensors. Nothing promised three years of Android OS updates and four years of security patches every two months for the newly released handset.
Nothing Phone 2 price in India, availability
Nothing Phone 2 price in India is Rs. 44,999 for the base configuration of 8GB + 128GB of RAM and storage. The phone is also available in 12GB + 256GB and 12GB + 512GB variants, priced at Rs. 49,999 and Rs. 54,999, respectively. It’s available in dark gray and white color options and will go on sale via Flipkart and select retail outlets on July 21st.
Pre-order pass holders can order the phone from today, enjoying an instant discount of Rs. 3,000 in Axis Bank and HDFC Bank credit and debit card transactions, plus discounts on official accessories for the Nothing Phone 2.
Customers can also buy the Nothing Phone 2 through the company’s ‘Nothing Drops’ pop-up stores in various cities, starting with Bengaluru on 14 July at 7pm IST.
Nothing Phone 2 specs and features
Nothing Phone 2 dual-SIM (Nano) runs on Nothing OS 2.0 based on Android 13 out of the box. The handset features a 6.7-inch full-HD+ LTPO OLED+ display (1080 x 2412 pixels) with an adaptive refresh rate that can vary between 1 Hz and 120 Hz, a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz, along with the SGS Low Blue Light and HDR10+ certifications.
Powered by Qualcomm’s 4nm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC with an Adreno 730 GPU, Nothing Phone 2 is equipped with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of built-in storage. It’s equipped with three high definition microphones and a dual stereo speaker setup.
For capturing images and videos, Nothing Phone 2 has a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 50-megapixel main camera with a 1/1.56-inch Sony IMX890 sensor with f/1.88 aperture and optical image stabilization ( OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS) and a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a 1/2.76-inch Samsung JN1 sensor with EIS, a 114-degree field of view and an f/2.2 aperture. The latter also works as a macro camera (4cm), according to the company.
Video modes supported on Nothing Phone 2 include 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 30 or 60fps, and Live HDR at 4K and 30fps. You can also record slow-motion videos at 480fps and time-lapse videos at 4K resolution. On the front, there’s a 32-megapixel camera with a 1/2.74-inch Sony IMX615 sensor with f/2.45 aperture for taking selfies and making video calls.
Like the Nothing Phone 1, the new device features the company’s exclusive Glyph interface, consisting of LED strips located on the rear panel of the smartphone. According to the company, the slightly improved interface design now includes 33 individually addressable zones, and the phone will support 10 new ringtones and notification sounds. You can also see system apps progress bars for things like timers or battery charging, or you can check your delivery and track progress with third-party apps like Uber and Zomato, with support for more apps coming soon.
Connectivity options on Nothing Phone 2 include WiFi 6, 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, GPS/A-GPS, NavIC and a USB Type-C port. Onboard sensors include an accelerometer, two ambient light sensors (front and rear), e-compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor and an in-screen fingerprint reader for biometric authentication. The phone also supports face unlock, including when the owner’s face is covered.
The Nothing Phone 2 comes with a 4,700 mAh battery, which is bigger than its predecessor. It is IP54 rated for dust and splash resistance. The handset supports 45W PPS wired charging (charging brick sold separately) and the company claims that the handset can be fully charged in 55 minutes. The phone can also be charged wirelessly in 130 minutes with 15W Qi wireless charging. The Nothing Phone 2 also supports 5W reverse wireless charging, according to the company. It measures 162.1×76.4×8.6mm and weighs 201.2g.