Nothing finally officially introduced the Phone (2) today, which brings improvements across the board compared to its predecessor. At first glance, it may look relatively similar to the Phone (1). However, the new model has a rounded back and feels therefore much better in the hand. The glyph interface has also been updated and now consists of 11 segmented LED strips with a total of 33 LED lighting zones. This already enables some new functions, such as volume control and the display of timers.
In addition, the upper left LED of the Nothing Phone (2) displays so-called Essential Glyph notifications. You can assign certain apps to these, which then light up until you delete the notification from the notification menu. Nothing has also opened its Glyph interface SDK and API to developers. As such, we’ll likely see even more use cases in the future.
For the Phone (2) display, Nothing has chosen a 6.7-inch LTPO OLED panel with FHD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 1-120 Hz. The punchhole now sits in the middle and houses a 32-megapixel front camera. This is based on a Sony IMX615 sensor and supports 1080p videos at 60 frames per second. The main rear camera features a 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 sensor, OIS and EIS image stabilization, and updated HDR and motion capture modes. The 50 megapixel ultrawide camera uses the same Samsung JN1 sensor as the Phone (1). However, the ultra-wide camera now also features extended HDR functions.
As expected, the Nothing Phone (2) has a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset under the hood, which replaces the SD 778G+ of the Phone (1). The battery now has a capacity of 4,700 mAh and charges with a cable at 45 watts. Wireless charging, on the other hand, remains at 15 watts. Nothing OS 2.0 based on Android 13 is used as the operating system, which brings new widgets, themes, folder layouts and illustrated covers.
Nothing Phone (2) prices
The Nothing Phone (2) is available in white and dark gray and starts at $599/£579/€649 in 8/128GB. The 12/256GB variant costs $699/£629/€699, while the top-of-the-line 12/512GB variant is priced at $799/£699/€799. Pre-orders begin today, while open sale via nothing.tech is scheduled for July 17th.