CEO Carl Pei teased a more "premium" Nothing Phone back in early 2023 and this month the company behind one of 2022's most eye-catching smartphones made good on that promise.
The newly-unveiled Nothing Phone 2 boasts a similar look and profile to its predecessor, plus key performance and features upgrades that see it graduate from the best alternative to things like the Google Pixel 7a to a more like-for-like alternative to flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S23. In some respects, it's the phone that some vocal power users wanted the original Nothing Phone 1 to be.
Under the hood, the Nothing Phone 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 4700mAh battery. In terms of storage, the smartphone starts at 128GB but 256GB and 512GB models are available at a premium. Opting for those higher capacity models also revs the RAM inside the Nothing Phone 2 to 12GB.
Other improvements include support for faster 45W wired charging, an IP54 rating for dust and splash damage and a larger 6.7-inch OLED screen with a peak brightness of 1600 nits. That's more than double what the Nothing Phone 1 could manage.
Like that device though, those who jump on the bandwagon in 2023 can look forward to three years of software updates and four years of security updates.