Last year, Nothing stole the show with their Phone (1), but it still had room for improvement. So this time around, they have made strives to do just that with their new Nothing Phone (2), which is now set to launch in Nepal. So let’s walk through everything the Nothing Phone (2) has to offer, including its design, updated Glyph Interface, specifications, and expected price in Nepal.
Nothing Phone (2) Overview:
An Improved Glyph Interface
One of the USPs of the Phone (1) was its Glyph Interface. Phone (2) takes it a step further by adding more functionality and LED lights – yeah, they added more lights. The Glyph Interface on the Phone (2) now has 33 lighting zones over Phone (1)’s 12. They have added new ringtones and notification sounds alongside a bunch of other features like Reverse Charging Glyph, Google Assistant feedback, Bedtime Schedule, Glyph Progress, Glyph Composer, and so on. But the good news is that since most of these are software features, the Phone (1)-to some extent-will be getting them as well.
Design and Display
Nothing Phone (2) borrows its overall theme from its predecessor, Phone (1), while slightly improving on it. Just like Phone (1), it is a glass sandwich with a recycled aluminum frame. But it’s a little bit thicker and heavier now thanks to the larger screen and bigger battery which we’ll get to very soon. There are symmetrical bezels on either side, and the previously flat back is slightly curved. Phone (2) is IP54 dust and water-resistant, improving upon Phone (1)’s IP53 rating.
Nothing Phone (2) sports a 6.7 “ OLED screen with 10-bit colors. This time around, Nothing has included an LTPO display which should help with battery life by adjusting the refresh rate depending upon the scenario. The 120Hz panel has a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz. The screen has a resolution of 2412 x 1080 with a pixel density of 394 ppi. Other than that, it has HDR10 and SGS Low Blue Light certification. It can reach 1000 nits of outdoor brightness and 1600 nits of HDR peak brightness.
Unlike the Phone (1), Nothing Phone (2) boasts flagship performance. Under the hood, it is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. It’s an Octa-core processor fabbed under a 4nm process. The integrated Adreno 730 GPU brings a 30% boost in graphics performance over the Adreno 660 which in itself is more potent than the 642L powering the Nothing Phone (1).
On the memory front, you get 8/12GB of RAM alongside 128/256/512GB of storage. The higher storage options are reserved for the 12GB variant.
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Nothing Phone (2) also improves in the camera department. Now, it features Sony’s IMX890 sensor as its primary camera, while Samsung’s ISOCELL JN1 ultrawide sensor remains the same. Both are 50 MP sensors with apertures of f/1.88 and f/2.2, respectively. Oh, and just like Phone (1), Phone (2) has OIS as well. But, the Phone (2) can record 4K video at up to 60 fps instead of 30.
The selfie camera sees an upgrade too. The 16MP sensor is now replaced by a more capable 32MP Sony IMX615 sensor with f/2.45 aperture. Camera features on the Nothing Phone (2) include Advanced HDR, Motion Capture 2.0, Super-res Zoom, Night Mode, Document Mode, and so on.
Battery and Miscellaneous
As I mentioned before, Phone (2) has a larger 4700mAh battery, a 200mAh bump from the last generation. It supports 45W PPS fast charging that can juice the device to 100% in under an hour (~55 mins). For reference, Nothing Phone (1) was capped at 33W of fast charging and could reach 100% in 70 minutes. Wireless and Reversed Wireless Charging speeds remain the same at 15W and 5W, respectively.
Nothing Phone (2) ships with Nothing OS 2.0 on top of Android 13. The company promises 3 years of major OS updates and 4 years of security patches. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor and face recognition for security.
Nothing Phone (2) Specifications:
- Body: 76.4 x 162.1 x 8.6mm, 201.2gm, Glass back, Aluminum frames, IP54 dust/splash resistant
- Display: 6.55-inches Flexible OLED LTPO panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, Gorilla Glass
- Other Properties: HDR10+, 1600 nits peak brightness, 10-bit color depth
- Resolution: FHD+ (2412 x 1080 pixels), 394 PPI
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 5G (4nm mobile platform)
- Memory: 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage (fixed)
- Software & UI: Android 13 with Nothing OS 2.0 on top
- Rear Camera: Dual (with LED flash);
– 50MP, f/1.88 Sony IMX890 primary sensor, OIS + EIS
– 50MP, f/2.2 Samsung JN1 ultrawide sensor, 114° FoV, 4cm macro
- Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.45 Sony IMX615 sensor (hole-punch cutout)
- Audio: Stereo speaker, 3 high definition mics, No headphone jack
- Security: In-display fingerprint sensor (Optical)
- Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 6 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS / AGPS / Galileo / Glonass / QZSS / BDS / NsvIC / SBAS, USB Type-C, NFC, 4G LTE (VoLTE), 5G
- Battery: 4700mAh with 45W PPS 3.3 charging, 15W Qi Wireless charging, 5W reverse charging
- Color Options: Black, White
- Check out our review of the Nothing Phone (2).
Nothing Phone (2): Price in Nepal and Availability
The Phone (2) will be available for pre-order from August 11 in Nepal. We expect the Nothing Phone (2) price in Nepal to be around NPR 79,999 for the base variant, considering the price in Nepal.
Nothing Phone (2)
Price in India (Official)
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- Meanwhile, check out our review of the Nothing Phone (2).