The Nothing Phone 1, despite not making it to our list of the best budget phones, stood out with its premium and unique design as Nothing’s first smartphone. The phone’s bloatware-free experience and performance were commendable, but its sub-par camera performance, limited availability, and other minor issues negatively impacted the overall user experience.
Nothing Phone 2: Design and specs
The Nothing Phone 1’s key selling point is its unique design, featuring transparent rear glass that provides a glimpse inside the phone. The Phone 2’s design is unclear, but in an interview, Carl Pei confirmed that it will be more “premium.” The Phone 2 is expected to use a Snapdragon 8 series chipset and have a bigger battery, more RAM, and storage.
Nothing Phone 2: Cameras
The Phone 1’s camera performance was not up to par with competitors like the Google Pixel 6a and the Samsung Galaxy A53. Nothing must focus on camera performance in the Phone 2, and despite no information on the camera setup yet, a more powerful chipset, a faster ISP, and optimized image processing can significantly improve the camera performance.
Nothing Phone 2: Software
Nothing’s Glyph interface is a key selling point for the Phone 1, with the latest Nothing OS 1.5 update delivering a more stable experience with improved battery life. The Phone 2 should continue to run on Nothing OS, with several new software features, improved software support, and a virtual RAM-like feature available.
Nothing Phone 2: Price and release date
The Phone 2 is expected to launch around the same timeframe as the Phone 1, with a more premium approach and a higher cost. The Phone 1’s limited availability will not be an issue anymore, with the Phone 2’s official US release and availability in more regions, including some carrier stores.
Nothing Phone 2 will face stiff competition from the Pixel 7a
Those interested in the Phone 2 but find it too expensive can consider the Google Pixel 7a, expected to launch with significant upgrades such as a new primary camera, Tensor G2 chip, and OLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate.