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Android News / Nothing Phone (2) preview: Release date, specs, price & more – updated July 3, 2023
The Nothing Phone (2) is coming this year, as the company’s second smartphone. The Nothing Phone (1) has proven to be quite a success for Nothing, thanks to all the hype, eye-catching design, and a solid job Nothing did with the software. It turned out to be quite an interesting product in the end. Well, the Nothing Phone (2) is coming. It is expected to bring a number of improvements, which we’ll try to predict in this preview. You’ll see a mix of rumors, leaks, and educated guesses down below.
Nothing will likely want to keep the momentum going with its unique design. So you can still expect all the major design features to be included in the Nothing Phone (2). It will be interesting to see how will it differentiate. It will also be more powerful than its predecessor, by the way.

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This article will be regularly updated with new information on the Nothing Phone (2) (this is a preview article) — both official teasers and credible leaks, rumors, and insider claims — as it becomes available in the run-up to the release of the upcoming Android smartphone. The last update was made on July 3, 2023.
After teasing the Nothing Phone (2) launch timeframe, Nothing finally confirmed that the device will launch on July 11. That will be its global launch, and the phone will be available in the US this time around.
Nothing is expected to announce a single Nothing Phone (2) model. Well, unless you count different RAM + storage, variants, of course. The point is, we won’t see any ‘Pro’ or ‘Ultra’ models, at least they’re not expected. Nothing is expected to stick to a single model with its second smartphone as well. This was not specifically mentioned. Nothing did, however refer to its launch as the Nothing Phone (2) launch. There was no mention of the Nothing Phone (2) ‘series’ or anything of the sort.
The Nothing Phone (1) launched at €490/£399 last year. Nothing probably won’t be able to keep the same price tag for its second-gen product, though. No specific information surfaced thus far, but the company will move to a Snapdragon 8 series processor this time around (the first-gen model includes the Snapdragon 778G SoC). It would be great to see the same price tag, but we’ll more likely see an increase of €50- €100. That’s just a guess at this point, though. The phone will be coming to the US this time around. The Nothing Phone (1) did not launch in the US at all. Nothing is planning to change that this time around.

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At the time of writing this article, the Nothing Phone (2) design leaked via CAD-based renders (gallery at the end of this section). Nothing also teased a small piece of the phone’s design prior to that (image below), and several other pieces of the phone’s design also surfaced, including the camera island on the back. Nothing is sticking with that see-through design, and the ‘Glyph’ lights will also be a part of the package. In fact, the Nothing Phone (2) will resemble the Phone (1) quite a bit. The components on the back are arranged a bit differently, but many people could get confused. The cameras are in the same place, the phone still has thin bezels and a display camera hole in the same place as before. Its sides are flat, and so on. Nothing obviously didn’t want to change things all that much.
It seems like we’ll have to wait for the Nothing Phone (3) to see a more significant design change. This time around, Nothing obviously felt like major changes are not necessary, and the company was probably right. Check out the device’s design below.

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One thing to note is that Carl Pei, Nothing’s CEO’, called these renders “fake“, and hinted at a different design. We’ll have to wait and see if that’ll happen.
The Nothing Phone (1) was a mid-range phone, based on its specs. Well, its successor is looking to turn up the heat, but it still won’t be bleeding edge in terms of its internals. Nothing has to think of the price tag. The company already confirmed that the phone will be fueled by the Snapdragon 8+ series SoC. That’s a good thing, as it will allow the company to keep the price tag down, and the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is an excellent SoC.
What about the rest of its specs? Well, based on some rumors, the phone will feature a 5,000mAh battery, and supports fast charging. Its predecessor offered 33W charging, though the Nothing Phone (2) may push that to 67W, we’ll see. Wireless charging will be supported too, though it will likely stay at 15W. You’ll also get reverse wireless charging, the ability to change your truly wireless earbuds, or something of the sort.

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We do know that Nothing will utilize an AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The company also revealed that the display will be 0.15 inches larger than the Nothing Phone (1)’s panel, so we’ll get a 6.7-inch display here. It’ll most likely be a fullHD+ panel, but we’re not sure yet. The phone is tipped to offer up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. A 50-megapixel main camera is tipped, along with two other rear-facing cameras. The phone is also said to include IP67 certification for water and dust resistance. Android 13 will come pre-installed, with Nothing’s UI. Nothing has also revealed that the phone will three years of major Android OS updates. So, it should get updates all the way up to Android 16, at least. Nothing also promised an additional year of security updates (four years).
This all depends on what you’re looking for, of course. If you’re thinking of getting the first-gen model, as you really want it for its unique looks or some other reason, then yes, waiting would probably be the best option. Why? Well, because the Nothing Phone (2) launch is not that far away at this point, presuming that it will arrive in early Q3. The Nothing Phone (2) will pack in a considerably more powerful processor, and hopefully various other improvements that will make all the waiting worth it. If the company manages to keep the price in check, well, then it’s a no-brainer. There are a lot of other phones available in the market at this price tag, and considering how affordable both the Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 have been lately, thanks to discounts, that’s always an option. Those are just some examples, as there are various options at this price tag, though they vary depending on where you live, of course.
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Kristijan has been writing for Android Headlines since 2014 and is an editor for the site. He has worked as a writer for several outlets before joining Android Headlines, and has a background in writing about Android and technology in general. He is a smartphone enthusiast that specializes in Android applications, and that platform in general. Contact him at [email protected]
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