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How to buy the Nothing Phone 2 in Australia

The Nothing Phone 2 overclocks what worked about the 2022's most eye-catching Android device, but it comes at a cost.

Fergus Halliday
Jul 12, 2023
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Nothing made a big splash with last year's Nothing Phone 1. Now, the boutique brand are back with a more premium follow-up. The Nothing Phone 2 has been announced and Aussies  can pre order the Nothing Phone 2 right now.

Here's what you need to know before you buy the Nothing Phone 2 in Australia.

Nothing Phone 1-3

Nothing Phone 1 Review

Nothing’s first phone is a magnificent mid-ranger with lavish looks and solid specs.  Read more of our thoughts in our review. 

How to pre-order the Nothing Phone 2 in Australia

If you're hoping to pre-order the Phone 2, you can do so right now through the Nothing website. If you put down a deposit with a pre-order code, you'll be able to get your phone ahead of everyone else. If you don't, you can still order the Phone 2, but shipping might take a little longer.

When is the Nothing Phone 2 available?

The Nothing Phone 2 is available to pre-order now.

According to the website, orders will ship as early as July 17. However, if last year's Nothing Phone 1 was any precedent, it'll probably turn up on resellers like Amazon and Kogan not long after that date.

How much will the Nothing Phone 2 cost in Australia?

Australian pricing for the Phone 2 starts at $1049 for the entry-level model. Here is the full pricing:

  • Nothing Phone 2 with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM: $1049 (Black only)
  • Nothing Phone 2 with 256GB storage and 12GB RAM: $1149
  • Nothing Phone 2 with 512GB storage and 12GB RAM: $1249

The Phone 2 is available in a choice of white or black.

When ordering, you can also add on accessories like the Nothing Ear 1 wireless earbuds

Will the Nothing Phone 2 be available on a plan in Australia?

You can't get the Phone 2 through Telstra, Optus, or Vodafone. Telcos tend to be quite selective with which brands they range. If you're looking for a plan to go with your Phone 2, here are the most popular SIM-only plans with at least 20GB: 

Nothing Phone 2 features and specifications

Like last year's Nothing Phone 1, the most distinctive detail on the Nothing Phone 2 is the transparent back. The rear-side of the device house an array of LEDs that light up when you get notifications. What's more, these light patterns can be customised; for example, you can pair a specific pattern to an individual contact, for an easy way to know who's calling.

In terms of specs, the Phone 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, has a 6.7-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, at least 8GB of RAM, at least 128GB of storage, and a 4,700mAh battery. It features IP54 splash-resistance and wireless charging. In terms of cameras, you'll find a 50MP primary lens, and a 50MP ultra-wide that can also be used for macro photography.

It ships with Android 13, featuring a Nothing-designed skin called Nothing OS 2.0.

Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for Reviews.org. He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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